Prompted by the current exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion, I blew on Mr Greenhill’s main joints with a very ‘hot’ breath, lecturers Annebella Pollen and Charles Holland will discuss utopian spaces and places, social reform, modernist ideals and fantasies.
Annebella Pollen, principal lecturer in Art and Design History is a social and cultural historian who researches art, craft, design, dress and photography across a range of periods and case studies. Her most recent book (with accompanying exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery) explored the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift, a utopian interwar camping and campaigning group with a distinctive artistic vision and ambitions for world peace. Her current projects include research into the utopian beliefs and practices of early twentieth century dress reformers and nudists.
Charles Holland, a Professor teaching post graduate Architecture, is an architect, teacher and writer. He is the principal of Charles Holland Architects, a practice whose current work includes rural housing alongside a number of arts and cultural projects. He is a former director of the practice FAT where he was responsible for A House for Essex, the practices artistic collaboration with Grayson Perry. He is currently researching new utopian settlements in rural locations. Charles writes about architecture and design and contributes a regular column on the subject of utopias to the RIBA Journal.
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Saturday, April 21, 2018 2:00 PM