CIDRA Lectures Series on the theme of: Interiors

5pm Tuesday 15th February 2011

John Casken LT, Martin Harris Building

Professor Charles Rice

University of Kingston

Interior / Urban c.1974

Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 film ‘The Conversation’ provides the context to chart an urban interiority defined through acoustic space. The lecture will actively ‘resplice’ Coppola’s film, working backward and outward from professional eavesdropper Harry Caul’s domestic interior (and his destruction of it), to the urban interiority his listening-in creates. In this way the film and the lecture will provide a material figure and an historical moment for the emergence of a very current concern – the formation of the inhuman, sensate urban environment.
Charles Rice is Professor of Architectural History and Theory and Head of the School of Art and Design History at Kingston University, London. He is author of The Emergence of the Interior (2007).

CIDRA Masterclass: all MA, PhD and Postdoctoral fellows welcome.

Charles Rice (Kingston) in conversation with:

Simon Guy (Manchester Architecture Research Centre, MARC)

and Mark Crinson (Art History and Visual Studies, AHVS)

Wednesday 16th February, 2011,

10-12, Room 4.214 *University Place*

Readings available from SAGE intranet site in the New Year.

The two readings are as follows:

Charles Rice, ‘The Inside of Space: Some issues concerning heterogeneity, the interior, and the weather’, in Michael Hensel, Achim Menges and Christopher Hight (eds), Space Reader: Heterogeneous Space in Architecture, pp. 185-193. London: Wiley, 2009

Reyner Banham,’ Emvironmental Management’, in The Architecture of the Well-tempered Environment, pp. 18-29. London: Architectural Press, 1984.