“Things are not universally correct in architecture and universally incorrect in men” – Adorno
Texts can be invented, but buildings do not lie. Architecture is characteristically perceived as a fixed entity, central to validating history yet simultaneously, existing outside it. Increasingly, however, architectural form and archaeological process are recognised as powerful weapons in forming our collective recollection.
How is architecture represented or misrepresented through time? What role does architecture play in contesting or reinforcing cultural memory?
Part of Architecture Week 2005, this discussion explores the connection between architecture, memory and cultural legitimacy.
The event will be chaired by Deyan Sudjic and speakers include Robert Bevan (journalist), Professor Colin Renfrew (academic and author) and Susan Hiller (artist).