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Public lecture – Broken Edges: Cites and Other Ruins

LSE Cities public lecture
Broken Edges: Cities and Other Ruins
12 Feb 2014, 18.30 – 20.00
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Cities is delighted to host an event on the role of ruins in the remaking of cultural as well as urban heritage, with a special focus on the restoration of Astley Castle. Our platform in this rich debate includes Witherford Watson Mann architects, the Landmark Trust, and Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Introduction by Anna Keay from The Landmark Trust with a presentation from Stephen Witherford and William Mann of Witherford Watson Mann architects.

The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology, LSE, Abraham Thomas, Director, Sir John Soane’s Museum, and Anna Keay, Stephen Witherford and William Mann. The event will be chaired by Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies and Director, LSE Cities.

The exhibition, ‘Cities and Other Ruins: Refections on Astley Castle’ is currently showing at the Sir Johan Soane’s Museum:

For more information please visit our website.

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