Multistory Lecture by
Tom Wilkinson

Please join us this Thursday 29th February at 17.30 for the third in our Multistory MONEY series organised by the School of Architecture and Design. We are very excited to welcome Tom Wilkinson, writer, critic and historian who will be talking about money in relation to Bataillean economics. The lecture is titled Non-productive Expenditure. Join us on campus in Canterbury in the architecture crit room (G Block) at 17.30 for the talk and drinks.

Tom Wilkinson is an art historian and writer specialising in modern and contemporary architecture and the visual culture of modern Germany. He was previously a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Warburg Institute and has a PhD in the History of Art from University College London. He is currently working on a project titled Image Economies: Visual Networks and Capital in Modern Germany. Tom is History Editor of the Architectural Review and has also written for the Guardian, Domus, Tribune, Apollo, and the Architect’s Journal, among others. He is co-director of New Architecture Writers, a programme for young ethnic minority design critics that he co-founded in 2017.

Multistory is the long-running public lecture series run by the School. Organised by Charles Holland and Cat Rossi, we have developed a new format this year, with each semester focusing on a specific, single-word theme which addresses key challenges facing architecture, design, planning and the environment.

This term’s theme is MONEY. Speakers will cover subjects including: the financing of architecture and design projects; the role of developers, clients, and unions; gentrification; the visual and material culture of money; economic histories of architecture and design, critical creative explorations of the economy. We seek to address these themes from a range of historical, theoretical, and practice-based perspectives.

Multistory Winter/Spring 2024

7th March: Ben Campkin
14th March: Russell Curtis and Oliver Bulleid
21st March: Cristina Monteiro
18th April: Elise Hodson