Professor hails success of Birmingham’s tribute to Dalibor Vesely at prestigious conference

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 25 OCTOBER 2016
Professor Christian Frost
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Birmingham City University

Professor Christian Frost of Birmingham School of Architecture and Design was an invited panellist on a one day conference in memory of his mentor Professor Dalibor Vesely at Emmanuel College Cambridge.

The event titled ‘The Cultural Significance of Architecture’ took place on Monday 11 April 2016 and included esteemed panelists from around the world.

The presentation

Professor Frost presented his paper Fragment, Material and Craft: A continuing tradition’, which included student, Alex Billingham’s, model from MArch Studio 3. The presentation showed how the work undertaken at Birmingham School of Architecture and Design is continuing to develop ideas Dalibor Vesely initiated in his teaching career at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and the University of Cambridge over a forty year period. Professor Christian Frost said:

The participants

Among the 26 participants and the 150 guests were a distinguished set of practitioners, teachers and academics from across the world. This included Mohsen Mostafavi (GSD Harvard), David Leatherbarrow and Joseph Rykwert (University of Pennsylvania), Kenneth Frampton (Columbia University), Karsten Harries (Yale School of Architecture) and Mari Hvattum (The Oslo School of Architecture). The event included participants who submitted short papers relating to Dalibor Vesely’s influence on three key topics: ‘History and Philosophy of Architecture’, ‘Design and the European City’ and ‘Legacy, New Horizons’.

Professor Christian Frost

Professor Christian Frost qualified as an architect in 1990 after studying at the University of Cambridge. With over ten years of experience in practice, as well as over fifteen years of experience as a full-time academic, he became the Oscar Naddermier Professor of Architecture at Birmingham School of Architecture and Design in 2013.

You can view the conference papers on the Dalibor Vesely memorial conference website and a film of the event will be available soon.

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