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Friday, 15 April 2011
Liverpool, Regeneration or Ruination-The Writing Is On The Wall.
15 May 2011 Location: Merseyside Regeneration or Ruination?
An urban trawl through the architecture and anarchy of Liverpool, with Owen Hatherley and Jayne Joso.
Sunday 15th May 3pm
Starting and finishing at: The Women’s Organisation, 54 St James Street
Liverpool L1 0AB
Once described as a velvet-gloved provocateur, Owen Hatherley is nothing if he isn’t passionate about the physical state of Britain’s inner cities. But his is as much a social outlook as it is an architectural one, and this itself sets him apart as ‘a commentator on architecture...in a school of one’.
Owen’s latest work, ‘A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain,’ in which he finds himself in Liverpool One, both a ‘relief’ and a ‘functional failure’, has something to get everyone inflamed.
Jayne Joso is a novelist who has written extensively on architecture including writing for the UK's Architecture Today magazine, and is also highly regarded for her writing on Japanese arts and culture. Her first novel, Soothing Music for Stray Cats (Alcemi 2009), was shortlisted for the People’s Book Prize. Her second novel, Perfect Architect (Alcemi 2011), delves into the lives of the star architects and draws on her fascination for architecture and the desire to find the ideal home.
Join Owen and Jayne for an afternoon walking tour of key sites of Liverpool City Centre designed to get you to thinking with readings, debates and arguments.
The walk will last for approx. an hour and a half, and will culminate with readings and refreshments and a chance for further discussion with Owen and Jayne.
Places are limited and must be booked. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Call 0151 703 0020 for further information and sponsorship opportunities.
Places are limited. Call 0151 703 0020 or email email@example.com to book. £8/£5 (concessions) for tour and discussion. £4/£3 for discussion only.
The well informed Owen Hatherly's Blog has been on our roll for some time now it may be interesting to hear what he has to say.
My opinion is if you have to ask the question you already have the answer but will pop along for a walk anyhow.
http://www.writingonthewall.org.uk/festival-guide-2011.html full programme of events