Ian Ritchie Lecture
Vision for Edinburgh Workshop
Professor Ian Ritchie CBE RA Hon FRIAS
Including contributions from associated professional bodies.
In the first of a series of new lectures and workshops the EAA welcomes Ian Ritchie, an architect whose international practice has undertaken the master-planning of cities, national museums and realised monuments. Ian will address the City as a manifestation of collective and individual memory and forgetting - from skyline to plinth - and explore the idea of designing the future within the context of a contemporary complex, intellectual and economically driven city.
The aim of Ian's lecture is that architects will come to a greater awareness of their true importance to society. And consequently make an effort to better understand society and its evolution, and so be in a position to intelligently anticipate future social, spatial and infrastructure challenges.
Following Ian Ritchie's lecture there will be contributions from local consultants and groups leading on to a workshop which will look at Edinburgh at large, and what we can collectively contribute and change to make a better future.
SWC louvres, Ian Ritchie, Spire of Dublin City
(c) Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd
Date: Wednesday 26th October 2016
Time: 3.30pm - 7.30pm
Registration from 3pm
Venue: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation,
High School Yards, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ
Cost: £20 Members, £10 Students, £30 Non Members
Price includes Tea/Coffee and fresh Scones
Prof. Ian Ritchie CBE RA Hon FRIAS
Ian Ritchie is director of Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd, Royal Academician and elected member of the Akademie der Künste. He was a founder of the Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment (CABE). He is the Special Visiting Professor of Architecture Liverpool University; and a Governor of the RSC. He advises The Ove Arup Foundation, Dean of Architecture at the University of Greenwich, and the Backstage Trust, and formerly the Director of the Centre for Urban Science and Progress NYU, and the President of Columbia University on the Manhattanville masterplan.
He has chaired many international juries including RIAS Doolan Award and RIBA Stirling Prize. His practice has received more than 60 major national and international awards and shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize on four occasions, and for the European Mies van der Rohe Prize.
Working throughout Europe, current projects under construction include Covent Garden housing, an opera theatre at the Royal Academy of Music, theatre in Stratford/Avon for the RSC, and heritage-commercial development in Malta. He has written several books, and Ian's art is held in several international galleries and museums.
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