“Critical Juncture” in London February 21 & 22 2014

PRESS Release
Critical Juncture: the Work of Joseph Rykwert, critic and historian

The Architectural Association School Programme:
Friday, 21 February 15:30-18:00, 33 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES.

The Victoria and Albert Museum Programme: Saturday, 22 February 10.00-17.30 The Lydia & Manfed Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V & A Museum, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL Bookings: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/3101/date/20140222/

The International Committee of Architectural Critics, CICA, the Architectural Association and the Victoria and Albert Museum will organise events to mark the occasion of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal awarded to CICA President Joseph Rykwert on 21-22 February 2014.

Joseph Rykwert, President of CICA, and Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of the most important critics and historians of architecture alive today. His work has influenced generations of architects, and his achievements are recognized this year in the RIBA’s decision to award him the Royal Gold Medal. To commemorate his work, CICA, the V&A and the AA will host a gathering of architecture critics and historians from around the world to reflect on the enduring importance of his books and journalistic criticism.

The symposium about Rykwert’s work will be chaired on behalf of the V&A by senior curator Kieran Long and on behalf of CICA by the Mexican critic Louise Noelle. Speakers include Kenneth Frampton, Vittorio Gregotti, David Leatherbarrow, Phyllis Lambert, Luis Fernández-Galiano and many more.

Critical Juncture is curated by Trevor Boddy, Manuel Cuadra and Yasmin Shariff.

Friday, 21 February 15:30-18:00: Architectural Association School

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