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Robert Maxwell Memorial Online Lecture by Kenneth Frampton
Date and time: 22nd April 2021, 6.00 pm (GMT)
Docomomo International is pleased to announce that Kenneth Frampton is giving the 2021 Robert Maxwell Memorial Lecture via Zoom on 22 April 2021 at 6 pm British Summer Time.

Please register via the link on the poster if you would like to attend the live event:  Frampton Lecture Poster

Kenneth Frampton’s presentation will advance a critique of the current malaise in architectural education and of the equally debilitating state of contemporary practice.
These aspects are evident in the current postmodern tendency to reduce architecture either to design of spectacular sculpture at a gargantuan scale or to the application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology in order to favour the maximization of profit. Both of these Neoliberal impulses have deprived modern architecture of its former ameliorative character, namely, the formulation of the building task in a socioethical and spatially innovative manner. The lecture will attempt to trace the subtle ideological shifts and the changes in nomenclature that have accompanied our currently unsustainable degradation of the megalopolitan environment.