The day was broken into a series of “lightning-round” talks, in which students were given fifteen minutes to present their research, followed by a brief discussion period. Topics in the first session ranged from Sedila in English Churches (J. Cameron), to early modern defences (S. Webb) and the use of timber-framed structures in Italy (A. Trieu). This was followed by a panel discussion chaired by Julian Holder Writing about Architecture: Rights and Responsibilities, accompanied by Richard Anderson (University of Edinburgh), Timothy Brittain-Catlin (Kent School of Architecture), and Hannah Malone (University of Cambridge. The second "lightning round" included talks on Robert Adam (S. Ayers), Schinkel and the architecture of the Rhineland (L. di Zerega) and the harbour at Famagusta (D. Konstantinidou). "Lightning round" three consisted of papers on Semper and the Crystal Palace (C. Leoni), the Samsung Building in LA (D. de Preux) and the formation of a national Norwegian style (B. Ass Solbakken). This was followed by the second panel discussion Alternatives to Academia: Heritage/ Conservation/ Curatorship moderated by Alex Bremner (University of Edinburgh) accompanied by Chris Miele (Montagu Evans), Olivia Horsfall Turner (V&A Museum), and Kathryn Ferry (freelance writer and scholar). The final "lightning round" included talks on clubs in late-nineteenth century New York (H. Joyce), cemeteries on the Western Front (T. Fox-Godden), and IM Pei's Museum for Chinese Art (L. Xiao). The day ended with a keynote address by Professor Iain Boyd Whyte from the University of Edinburgh titled The Architect as Author. This was followed by a drinks reception and dinner. An architectural tour of Edinburgh was hosted the the following morning by Margaret Stewart.
To download a full programme of the day, please click here.
A booklet of abstracts is available here.
Some images and reflections on the event:
"The quality of the papers was generally very high, and, by all accounts, everyone had a great time."
"It is very important for doctoral students to have the opportunity to present their work and talk about it in a public forum and I thought the prevailing spirit on Sat ery positive and supportive: just as it should be."
"The contributions were varied but uniformly fascinating and the panel discussions which followed and the Round Table sessions were very stimulating."
This year’s student organisers are Iñigo Basarrate, Laura Bowie, Andrew Horn and Emily Turner. Please direct any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forum Venue: Playfair Library, Old College, Edinburgh.
An architectural tour of Edinburgh was given on Sunday morning.
Click here to download a booklet of abstracts.