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Create / Events & Workshops / Stolen Whisky & Raw Concrete

Stolen Whisky & Raw Concrete Gallery Four
7 Sep
6.00 -8.00pm

Join us at The Lighthouse on Thursday 7th September from 6-8pm for "Stolen Whisky & Raw Concrete". 

In 1967, the newly established University of Strathclyde gained a new purpose built School of Architecture Building, the first constructed in the UK in over 30 years. Professor Frank Fielden, the Professor of Architecture at the time, was awarded the commission acting as client and architect simultaneously.

At this event project architect of the building, John Cunningham, will recall some of the incredible stories of the buildings construction whilst working at Fielden & Associates. John will be joined by Architectural Historian Dr Barnabas Calder, author of acclaimed book 'Raw Concrete, the Beauty of Brutalism' and who later worked in the building, as lecturer in Architectural History and Theory. The event will be chaired by David Reat, director of Postgraduate Studies at the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde.

The story of the construction of this incredible building has remained largely untold for over 50 years. Come and hear the accounts of those who built and worked in the Architecture Building!

The event is dovetailed into the launch of '50DABS', an exhibition featuring models, visual history and furniture from the building. An opportunity to have copies of 'Raw Concrete' signed by Dr Barnabas Calder as well as purchase copies of the book.

This event is free but ticketed. Book your place here

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