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Architecture on Display: Owen Hopkins

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Sir John Soane's Museum

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields

WC2A 3BP

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In this series Sir John Soane’s Museum and James Taylor-Foster are inviting curators and thinkers to reflect on the meanings, implications and varying strategies behind the display of architecture. Owen Hopkins, Senior Curator at the Soane, gives the third talk.

Owen Hopkins is Senior Curator of Exhibitions and Education at Sir John Soane's Museum and was previously Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. His is curator of numerous exhibitions including, Origins – A Project by Ordinary Architecture (2016), Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture (2016), Four Visions for the Future of Housing (2015) and 100 Buildings 100 Years: Views of British Architecture since 1914 (2014). A prolific writer on architecture, Hopkins is the author of five books, including Lost Futures: The Disappearing Architecture of Post-War Britain (2017), Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture (2016) and From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor (2015).

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Architecture and the discourse which envelops it has tied itself into a Gordian Knot of self-representation and reflection. While an ever larger number of curators of architecture step into the limelight, we see one central question emerging with renewed urgency: what does it mean to curate architecture?

How should architects, curators and, indeed, spectators conceive the material of architectural curating: drawings, photographs and models, or ideas, systems and strategies? In what ways can a growing international cohort of curators of architecture negotiate the differing demands of the cultural institutions and organisations in which their practice frequently takes place, those of the profession and of society more broadly? Who is, could, or should be, the audience? Ultimately, what is the purpose of curating architecture?

The 30 minute presentations are followed by a 30 minute audience discussion.

Doors open at 18:45. We are in a Grade I listed, 19th-century building, so access is not always straightforward. If you require step-free access or extra assistance, please contact us in advance of your booking on admin@soane.org.uk or 020 7405 2107.

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