MULTISTORY* Guest Lecture Owen Hopkins Thursday 27th September 6pm

We are pleased to announce a MULTISTORY* guest lecture by

Owen Hopkins // Curator & Writer

Thursday 27th September 2018 // Lecture 6pm

Owen Hopkins is an architectural writer, historian and curator. He is Senior Curator of Exhibitions and Education at Sir John Soane’s Museum. Prior to that he was Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts.

He has recently curated The Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture which ran at the Soane Museum from May to August 2018. His previous exhibitions and displays include Adam Nathaniel Furman: The Roman Singularity (2017), Origins: A Project by Ordinary Architecture (2016), Urban Jigsaw (2016), Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture (2016), Four Visions for the Future of Housing (2015), 100 Buildings 100 Years: Views of British Architecture since 1914 (2014) and Nicholas Hawksmoor: Architect of the Imagination (2012).

He is author of five books: Lost Futures: The Disappearing Architecture of Post-War Britain (RA Publications, 2017), Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture (RA Publications, 2016), From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor (Reaktion, 2015), Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide (Laurence King, 2014) and Reading Architecture: A Visual Lexicon (Laurence King, 2012), which has been translated into 12 languages. He is also the editor of Conversations on Postmodernism (Soane Museum, 2018), a book of interviews with eight figures associated with the movement, and two collections of essays: Sensing Architecture (RA Publications, 2017) and Architecture and Freedom (special issue of Architectural Design, 2018).

He has written widely on architecture for publications such as The Independent, The Herald, The Architectural Review, Dezeen, Icon, topos, The Architects’ Journal, Building Design, Apollo, and The Burlington Magazine.

An experienced public speaker, he has lectured internationally at institutions such as Yale School of Architecture; University of Oxford; Vizcaya Museum and Garden, Miami and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

As well as being guest critic at a number of architecture schools, including the Architectural Association, The Cass / London Metropolitan University and the University of Westminster, he has been a judge for the BD Architect of the Year Awards, the AJ Architecture Awards and at the World Architecture Festival.

He has appeared on BBC2 Newsnight, BBC Look North, ARTE, the European culture TV channel, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio London, and Monocle Radio.

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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.