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FORUM: THE IDIOT BRAIN

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Walmer Yard

235–239 Walmer Road

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W11 4EY

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Forum is Walmer Yard’s reading group. Each month a figure from the world of art, architecture, or science will choose a text which participants are encouraged to read. We will then join together to discuss the ideas and issues raised in the text over a glass of wine in one of the living rooms at Walmer Yard.


For this edition architect Ian Ritchie will select a text based around our second season’s theme of the Lesser Senses.


He will then join Walmer Yard’s Keeper Laura Mark in conversation as we open up the discussion around this critical reader.


His chosen text, The Idiot Brain by Dean Burnett, explores the brain’s imperfections and the impact these quirks have on our daily lives.


Neuroscientist Burnett, who also has a sideline as a stand-up comedian, tackles the brains effects on behaviour, memory, fear, intelligence and sociability.




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Ian Ritchie
Ian Ritchie is an architect, artist and author. In 1981 he founded Ian Ritchie Architects in London and co-founded the design engineering firm Rice Francis Ritchie (RFR) in Paris. Before he left RFR in 1990, the practice had been responsible for seminal work at La Villette Cité des Sciences, and the Louvre Pyramids and Sculpture Courts. Ian Ritchie Architects is one of the world’s leading innovative and R&D focussed practices and has won more than 100 national and international awards. Ian is a Royal Academician and elected member of the Akademie der Künste. He is Honorary Visiting Professor of Architecture at Liverpool University; Fellow of the Society of Façade Engineering; Emeritus Commissioner CABE and advises Backstage Trust. Recently he was advisor to The Ove Arup Foundation, the Director of the Centre for Urban Science and Progress NYU, and to the President of Columbia University on the Manhattanville masterplan. He has chaired many international juries including RIBA Stirling Prize, the RIAS Doolan Award, Berlin Art Prize, Czech Architecture Grand Prix Jury and the French government’s 'Nouveaux Jeunes Albums'. He continues to lecture globally, has written several books, including poetry, and Ian’s art is held in several international galleries and museums.

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