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Event Cancelled: Architecture and Urbanism

LSE Cities and Sir John Soane's Museum public lecture

Public lecture hosted by Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, LSE Cities and Sir John Soane's Museum

Update, Monday 5 October: This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. LSE Cities apologises for any inconvenience caused. It is hoped that the event will be rescheduled for later in the academic year, full details will appear on the LSE Cities website once confirmed.

LSE Cities Soane Annual Lecture presents the work of international figures who have influenced current architectural practice and are shaping the future of cities. Sir David Chipperfield, whose practice has been responsible for significant public buildings in historic and modern urban environments, will discuss the role of the architect in the context of a changing urban world.



  • David Chipperfield

    David Chipperfield

    Sir David Chipperfield is a British Architect who established the global architectural practice David Chipperfield Architects in 1985. He has taught and lectured worldwide and has been recognised for his work with an array of honours and awards.

  • Ricky Burdett

    Ricky Burdett

    Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at LSE and Director of the Urban Age and LSE Cities, a global centre of research and teaching at LSE which received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2016-18. He is a member of the Mayor of London’s Cultural Leadership Board and was Director of the Venice International Architecture Biennale and Curator of the Global Cities Exhibition Tate Modern in London. He has previously been a member of the UK Government Airport Commission (2012-2015) and a member of UK Government’s Urban Task Force. In 2014, Burdett was a Visiting Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University and Global Distinguished Professor at New York University (2010-2014). Alongside his academic activities, Burdett acts as a consultant to national and city governments, private companies and philanthropic agencies. He was Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the 2012 London Olympics and Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism, Mayor of London (2001-2006). He is co-editor of ‘Shaping Cities in an Urban Age’ (2018), ‘The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century’ (2017), ‘Living in the Endless City’ (2011) and ‘The Endless City’ (2007). Burdett was appointed CBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for services to urban design and planning. Other trusteeships: Norman Foster Foundation.