Self and the City: An Exploration of Post-1945 Architecture, Urbanism
and Identity
2004/11/19 10:10 am
Speakers include: Richard Sennett, Michael Podro, Denise Scott Brown,
Leon Krier, Charles Jencks, K. Michael Hays, and others.

This innovative two-day event will bring together a distinguished
collection of architects, planners and urban historians. Focusing on the
post-War period, they will explore the way proposals for the built
environment often contain suggestions not only about ideal lifestyles,
but also about the nature of identity, the psyche and human being
itself. For example, one advocate states that, without community
architecture, we may well become insane’ while an advocate of historical
architecture claims that it reinforces our known psychological constitution.

The purpose of this conference will be to discuss the occurrence,
origins, validity and consequences of such claims. Are these beliefs
genuinely held? Do they have any real effect on people’s lives? Or are
they intended simply to lend weight and urgency to a particular design

Tate Modern Starr Auditorium, £40 (£25 concessions), booking recommended
Price includes refreshments

For tickets
call 020 7887 8888 or book online

10.15-18.30 Friday 19 November - Saturday 20 November 2004
Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom