Lecture date: 2008-11-28
Le Corbusier gave his only formal lecture in the UK on 18 December 1947, coinciding with the AA's centenary year. To commemorate this unique occasion the AA and RIBA have jointly organised this event: a gathering of Le Corbusier experts and respected postwar architects examine the content and context of the lecture, and the impact of his theories within the AA and for a whole generation of postwar British architects.
Hinda Sklar and Irena Murray - Welcome
Joseph Rykwert - Introduction: Should we still love Le Corbusier?
Paffard Keatinge-Clay - Learning Architecture by Working for Le Corbusier in Paris
Oliver Cox - Le Corbusier and the AA Revolution
Edward Bottoms - The AA in 1947: Setting the Context
In his Royal Gold Medal Lecture, delivered to a packed Jarvis Hall at the RIBA on Monday 24 Feburary he used the examples of the three architects in the 19th and early 20th centuries who had declined the Royal Gold Medal: John Ruskin, Norman Shaw and William Lethaby to develop his ideas on whether architecture is an art or a profession.
The winner of the Royal Gold Medal 2014, the celebrated architect, critic, historian and writer Joseph Rykwert talks to the RIBA's Head of Awards Tony Chapman about postmodernism and architecture today.
Lecture date: 2001-02-12
Joseph Rykwert gives a short presentation discussing issues raised by his publication, The Seduction of Place, in which he examined a spectrum of urban centres from Mexico City to Chandigarh in order to understand the ways in which cities support, or fail to support, their inhabitants.
Richard Sennett, the eminent urban sociologist, then responds to Rykwert in a discussion moderated by Mohsen Mostafavi.
Rykwert, Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Pennsylvania University, is one of the pioneers in the establishment of History and Theory of Architecture as an educational programme.
The winner of the Royal Gold Medal 2014, the celebrated architect, critic, historian and writer Joseph Rykwert talks to the RIBA's Head of Awards Tony Chapman about the ancient and mediaeval roots of modernism.