Friday, November 09, 2012

One for the diary - Owen Hatherley!

Architectural critic Owen Hatherley is to chair a free event 'The Golden Tenement Talk' next Saturday, 17th November between 2pm and 4pm at The People's Palace in Glasgow. The talk accompanies the exhibition, 'Scotland Can Make It!' at which six souvenir prototypes inspired by the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are on display to the public until 13th January 2012. The souvenirs, designed and manufactured entirely in Scotland, aim to offer a lasting material legacy of both major events whilst expressing a strong message about Scotland’s rich and imaginative cultural landscape.

In keeping with this theme of heritage, Owen Hatherley's talk will explore the impact of major events on buildings and cities using Glasgow, Manchester and London as examples to engender debate around the broader architecture themes of urban regeneration, displacement and identity.

To book your place at the event, you can contact Panel on 0141 559 4980 or at