James Stirling Talk @ Tate Liverpool

Saturday 25 June 2011, 14.00–16.00, Tate Liverpool

James Stirling, c. Edward Jones

At the time of his death in 1992, James Stirling was widely regarded as the leading architect of his generation, not just in Britain but worldwide. Born in Glasgow, he spent much of his childhood in Liverpool and trained at the Liverpool School of Architecture. The rich urban fabric of Liverpool and the North, combining industrial and vernacular buildings with some of Europe’s grandest neoclassical monuments, exerted a powerful fascination for Stirling and had a profound influence on the rich architectural language that he was to develop. Held in Stirling’s only Liverpool building – Tate Liverpool, located in the Albert Dock – this panel discussion and debate will re-consider the role of the North in Stirling’s development and oeuvre, from his thesis design for Newton Aycliffe to late projects like the Lowry at Salford.


Robert Maxwell, Emeritus Professor, Princeton University – Stirling the Northerner

Elain Harwood, English Heritage – The Housing at Preston and Runcorn

Brian Hatton, Liverpool John Moores University, Architectural Association – Stirling as photographer of Liverpool

The event will be chaired by Mark Swenarton, James Stirling Professor at the University of Liverpool.

Please note this event takes place at Tate Liverpool. 

Tickets can be booked by visiting the RIBA North West website.

Organised by RIBA NW in association with the University of Liverpool and Tate Liverpool
Part of Architecture Festival 2011

Tate Liverpool  The Auditorium
£5 (£3 concessions), booking required

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