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Postmodernism: RIBA with Twentieth Century Society

23 May 19:00 - 20:30
Organized by: RIBA
Venue: RIBA
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place

Some critics argued that Number One Poultry was outdated before the building was complete in 1997. At only 20 years old, Number One Poultry has now been listed prematurely in the wake of a renewed interest in postmodern buildings. However, other postmodern buildings remain at risk and C20 Sociey is concerned. Hear from the architects of some of these buildings and why they should not only be protected but celebrated.


The discussion will also delve deeper into Number One Poultry through a new book edited by Marco Iuliano, 'One Poultry Speaks', a collaboration between RIBA and Liverpool University Press. The book contains conversations with Peter Palumbo, Michael Wilford, Laurence Bain, Peter Rees and Charles Jencks, hear some of these conversations recounted on the evening by speakers including Charles Jencks.


This event is part of the exhibition 'Mies van der Rohe + James Stirling: Circling the Square’.