The Twentieth Century Society

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M16 Building, Albert Embankment, Sir Terry Farrell & Partners, 1990 (photo: John East)

Post-Modernism Conference 21 May

Join Sir Terry Farrell, Piers Gough, Charles Holland and Charles Jencks at the Twentieth Century Society’s Postmodernism Conference at the University of Westminster on Saturday 21 May.

The event will raise the profile of Britain’s best Postmodernist buildings, following concerns over proposed changes to leading examples of this much maligned style. Sir James Stirling’s No. 1 Poultry, Sir Terry Farrell’s 69 Leadenhall and key parts of the Broadgate development have been turned down for listing, despite strong advocacy from the C20 Society, backed by leading academics and members of the architectural profession. Without a major change of heart the best PoMo buildings of recent decades will be gone forever before they can be understood and appreciated.

Other speakers include Alan Powers and Emily Gee and Elain Harwood of Historic England, with C20 Society Director Catherine Croft chairing a panel discussion.

Croft commented: “Unless we can turn around recent trends, we seriously risk obliterating Britain’s best PoMo heritage.  The threat to PoMo currently far exceeds even that faced by Brutalist buildings; we urgently  need to build professional and public understanding of this much maligned and misrepresented architecture.”

Sponsored by Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners

The conference will run from 10 am till 5 pm. Tickets cost: C20 members £22.50, non-members £30, students £15. (including tea, coffee and sandwich lunch).

To book, please go to the Events section of our website.