Professorial lecture by Cass Head of Architecture, Professor Christian Frost.
Date: 04 February 2020
Professor Christian Frost, Head of Architecture at the Cass will deliver his inaugural professorial lecture, titled ‘Architecture and The Culture of Understanding’ on the 20 February at 6.30pm.
Using some aspects of the relationship between architecture and its cultural and spatial setting Professor Frost will cover moments of his career to date and present some aims for architecture at the Cass. Spanning nearly forty years this journey began when, as an undergraduate, he was transformed from a student of science to one of historical awareness. From Berlin to Stockton-on-Tees, London to Birmingham, and Salisbury to Florence, his journey as an architect, teacher and researcher continues to be shaped by this belief in the need for the interpretation and understanding of architectural culture and tradition.
Professor Christian Frost qualified as an architect in 1990 following the completion of his studies at the University of Cambridge and has worked in Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom on buildings ranging from domestic properties to highly specialised arts projects. His book Time, Space, and Order: The Making of Medieval Salisbury was published in 2009 and he recently completed his PhD at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, entitled ‘Architecture, Festival and Order: The history and persistence of the Florentine Feast of San Giovanni and its significance as a representation of civic order.’ Professor Frost's research interests include phenomenological hermeneutics, medieval architecture, and the making of architecture in relation to urban festivals.
The lecture, which takes place during the school’s annual ‘Celebration Week’ is open to the public and is free to attend but guests must register in advance here.