Sydney Talk / Miles Glendinning on the History of Modern Public Housing – 27 Oct.

Red Road estate, Glasgow, Scotland, 1966.

 In this one-off Sydney lecture Prof Miles Glendinning will present his global research project into the history of modern public housing. Director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, Professor of Architectural Conservation at Edinburgh College of Art and expert in post-World War II mass housing, Professor Glendenning joins us as part of an international research trip documenting key public housing projects.

$15 Institute member | $15 ICOMOS AND Docomomo Members I $30 Non-member | $10 Students

Institute of Architects, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, Sydney 2011

Miles Glendinning studied Classics at King’s College, Cambridge in 1974-6, followed by an architectural history masters at UEA Norwich. After working in the architectural field survey department of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland from 1978-2005, latterly as Head of Architecture, he moved to Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh) to head the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies and is professor of Architectural Conservation.

His research and collaborations focus especially on the architecture of the 20th (and early 21st) centuries, including a longstanding and multifaceted involvement with DOCOMOMO (the international network for documentation and conservation of the Modern Movement). His current research is focused on the international history of mass housing, and on the history of architectural conservation.



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