MULTISTORY* Guest Lecture Prof. Barbara Penner Thursday 8th November 6pm

We are pleased to announce a MULTISTORY* guest lecture by

Barbara Penner // UCL Academic

Thursday 8th November 2018 // Lecture 6pm

Barbara Penner is Professor in Architectural Humanities at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.
She is author of Bathroom (2013), awarded the 2014 RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding University-Located Research.
She is co-editor of Sexuality and Gender at Home (2017) and Gender Space Architecture (Routledge, 2000).
She is a regular contributor to the architectural journals Places and Architectural Review.

Barbara will be giving a talk entitled 'Cuddlefication'

"Cuddlefication" refers to a pervasive but generally unremarked phenomenon in the design of public spaces. Public spaces, including libraries and museums, are softening: users are being encouraged to spend time in, linger in and even recline in public – a lopsided arrangement in which it feels normal to lie down on the floor of a national institution to work or nap or both. This talk will explore the origins and recent architectural manifestations of this softened public realm.

MULTISTORY* is a student and alumni led guest lecture programme series at Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts. It seeks to invite architects, designers, writers, curators, photographers and artists to speak about their work.