17 June 2021

As well as 3 keynote lectures and roundtables addressing professional practice, the SAHGB Annual Symposium programme includes 3 afternoons of papers and discussion addressing climate crisis, energy, environment and architectural history.

Panel 4: Conservation and Consumption (13:30-15:00 BST)

Environmental Politics of Time in Ghana’s Construction Industry, 1950s-1960s
Łukasz Stanek (University of Manchester)

Energy Slaves: Buckminster Fuller’s Universal Vision of Race and Automation
Peg Rawes (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL)

New Histories in the Built Environment: Accounting for Embodied Energy in Post-War Reconstruction
Sean McEntee (University of Edinburgh)

Primitive Forms, High-tech Services: Energy Conservation and Shelter Design in Stefan A. Szczelkun’s Survival Scrapbook 1
Francesca Zanotto (Università IUAV di Venezia)

Panel 5: Codes and Costs of Environmental Planning (15:30-17:00 BST)

Colonial Town Planning and Techno-Futurism: Ecological Disaster in the Writings of W. H. McLean
Samuel Grinsell (University of Antwerp)

Temporalities of Terrestrial Mutation: A Reading of the Curtis’s and Harvey Explosives Factory, Cliffe, Medway
Corinna Dean (University of Westminster)

68 Degrees: Health, Energy and Politics in New York City’s Residential Heat and Hot Water Code, 1918-1968
Rebecca Wright (University of Northumbria)

Landscape Legacies of Power Generation: Drakelow and the Central Electricity Generating Board
Luca Csepely-Knorr (Manchester School of Architecture)

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The conference will take place at 1.30pm on Thursday 17th June.