October 13th, 2009

Participant in

Defensive Buildings in Offensive Times

7.30pm, 18 November 2009

Redgrave Suite, Level 4, Barbican

Protection, shelter, fortress… How does our understanding of fortification differ from that of landlocked Europe in relation to the Cold War and the lifting of the Iron Curtain? What can we learn from surviving bunkers here and abroad? With Wayne Cocroft, senior archeological investigator at English Heritage, David Heathcote, design and architectural historian, and Professor Jane Rendell, Director of Architectural Research at the Bartlett. Chaired by Brian Dillon, UK Editor of Cabinet Magazine.

The discussion relates to a new art commission:

Robert Kusmirowski Bunker 30 September 2009 – 10 January 2010 The Curve Gallery, Barbican

http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=8909

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