‘Acclaimed artist Miroslaw Balka and architectural historian Joseph Rykwert discuss the role that art and architecture play in shaping the politics of memory around conflict.
Following an earlier conversation between acclaimed artist Miroslaw Balka and architectural historian Joseph Rykwert held at the British School at Rome as part of their Architecture Programme and the Fragments series, Balka and Rykwert get together once more to discuss the concepts of memory and conflict, and how these are explored in contemporary art and architecture from UK to Poland, the birthplace of both speakers.
Miroslaw Balka – contemporary Polish sculptor and video artist; runs the Spatial Activities Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Joseph Rykwert – architectural historian and author of The Idea of a Town (1963) and On Adam’s House in Paradise (1972)
Tim Marlow – Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts (chair)
This event is part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017.’ (PCI)