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Memories of cities: trips and manifestoes [AoU Scotland]

March 13, 2014 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT


We are delighted to invite you to the second event for the Academy’s Regions & Nations Network in Scotland – Memories of cities: trips and manifestoes. Please join us for this lively presentation and discussion and learn more about how the Academy is working to establish stronger localised networks to aid the promotion and sharing of good urbanism in many different locations.

Dr Jonathan Charley, will provide a presentation on his recently published book ‘Memories of Cities: Trips and Manifestoes’ a collection of essays that explore different ways of writing about the political and economic history of the built environment. Drawing upon fiction and non-fiction, the book employs a variety of narrative forms including memoirs, letters, and diary entries. Cities such as Glasgow, Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Marseille, are featured and considered against the contradictions of capitalist architectural and urban development, whilst revealing alternative visions of how buildings and cities might be produced and organised.

Jonathan Charley is Director of Cultural Studies in the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde and was Project Director for ‘Critical Dialogues’ the Scottish presence at the 2012 Venice Biennale.

The will be an opportunity for debate and discussion following Jonathan’s presentation. Entry is free but a voluntary donation to cover the cost of a glass of wine after the event will be asked for.

You are encouraged to bring a friend/colleague or pass the invite to others you know who might be interested in attending – help us grow the Scottish network.

Please add the date to your diary and RSVP to Bright Pryde (bp@academyofurbanism.org.uk) to reserve your place.

The venue

Attendees will also have the opportunity to see first-hand the award winning South Block development by NORD Architecture. South Block won the RIAS Andrew Doolan Award for Best Building in Scotland in November 2013. South Block is a 50,000 sq.ft, four storey studio complex in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City. Developed by Wasps Studios, there are 96 studios in total for visual and applied artists, cultural social enterprises and creative businesses.


March 13, 2014
19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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South Block
South Block, 50-68 Osborne Street
Glasgow, G1 5QH United Kingdom
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