31st Oct 2017
Newcastle University Insights Lecture
As part of Newcastle University's Autumn series of public lectures, the N&N is excited to be jointly hosting this lecture.
Open Air Landscape – The Secular Cathedrals of our Time?
by Charles Jencks, renowned cultural theorist, landscape designer, architectural historian, and co-founder of the Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre.Tuesday 31st October 2017 – part of Newcastle University’s series of INSIGHTS lectures
5.30pm in the Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University.
In a sceptical age, when pluralist cultures compete for attention, public art has failed to address the larger picture: what do we have in common; what lasts, what is worth symbolising? Luckily I have been involved with two projects in Northumberland that force these basic issues to the front, cosmic landscapes and Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. Maybe the museum is not the only secular cathedral of our time?
Doors usually open just after 5pm, no booking required, all seats will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
The venue is accessible and there is a hearing loop fitted into the room. if there is a high demand we will operate an overflow lecture theatre where there will be a video/audio link from the main room.
This is a FREE public lecture open to all