Jane Clossick

London Society Saturday Schools: The Plan for London and the concrete better world, a talk by Jane Clossick.

Architecture and Urbanism MA and Cass Cities present

Cass Cities' own Dr Jane Clossick presents the second London Society Architecture School talk.

Abercrombie’s Plan for London (1943-44) marked a sea change in the way the city was made, a move towards the view from above. It was indicative of the modernist thinking soon to be made concrete, with cars and pedestrians neatly separated, zones of industry and housing organised by category, and housing lifted away from the smog of the city to new, towering heights.

Using a series of iconic concrete case studies including the Barbican to explore themes of civic, economic, social and architectural change, Dr Jane Clossick (Cass Cities, London Metropolitan University) will explore this unique phase in the history of London’s architecture which has left its indelible print on the urban grain of the city today.

Jane is passionate about London urbanism. Born in London, she trained as an architect and completed a PhD on a London high street in 2016. She is Lecturer in Urban Design, co-runs the Cass Cities Unit and research group and is course leader for MA Architecture and Urbanism MA.

You can book the events individually, or save money by booking every event in the Architecture Saturday School: Block Booking

Cass staff and students get a discounted booking rate, email j.clossick@londonmet.ac.uk for your discount code.

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Date/time Saturday 9 June 2018, 11.30am-12.30pm
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Location London Metropolitan University
The Cass, GSB-01, Goulston Street
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Website casscities.co.uk
Website londonsociety.org.uk
Contact Jane Clossick