18 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. 

Opening Remarks (13:15-13:30 BST)

Panel 6: Imaginaries of Energy and Power (13:30-15:00 BST)

The Grandfather of Skyscrapers’: Gas, Steam, and Iron at Shrewsbury Flax Mill
Tim Greensmith (Associate, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios)

The Energies, Geo-Politics, and Capitalist Spatial Imaginaries of Iron in Architectural History
Joseph Bedford (Virginia Tech)

‘Nature’s Storehouse is Man’s Benefactor’: Designing Infinite Growth along the Niagara Frontier
Elliott Sturtevant (Columbia University)

The Machine in the Mountain: the Piave River Hydro-Power Apparatus and Fascist Ideas of Nature
Elena Longhin (Università IUAV di Venezia)

Panel 7: Atmospheres and Bodies in/through Space (15:30-17:00 BST)

Heat and Light in the Little Ice Age: the Environment in the Elizabethan Country House
Ranald Lawrence (University of Liverpool)

Towards an Architecture of Steam: Climate, Bathing, and the British Working Class
Dustin Valen (Concordia University)

Where are the Bodies?: Indoor Climates and Human Energy Betsy
Frederick-Rothwell (University of Texas at Austin)

Trajectories of Modernity: Spatial Evolution and Energy Demand in Middle-Class Housing in Lahore, Pakistan
Rihab Khalid (University of Cambridge)

Concluding Remarks (17:00-17:30 BST)

To register please visit the SAHGB website:
This event will take place at 1.15pm on Friday 18 June.