Tuesday 26 March, 6:30pm
The Bartlett School of Architecture
G.12, 22 Gordon Street
London WC1H 0QB
The world-renowned critic and historian Joseph Rykwert CBE discusses Anglo-Polish relations and cultural ties in his life and work with Jeremy Melvin.
The event will include the decoration of Joseph Rykwert CBE with the Bene Merito Honorary Badge, awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland in recognition of the merits in promoting Poland abroad, and will be followed by the drinks reception.
Born in Warsaw in 1926, Rykwert became one of very few writers to be awarded the RIBA’s highest honour in 2014, the Royal Gold Medal. He is the author of countless books and essays, including the widely acclaimed On Adam's House in Paradise: the Idea of the Primitive Hut in Architectural History, first published in 1971.
Jeremy Melvin is a writer, academic and curator: as visiting professor at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL; curator of the World Architecture Festival and contributing editor to the Architectural Review. He studied architecture and history of architecture at The Bartlett; was consultant curator to Architecture Programme at the Royal Academy of Arts (2000-2014); and has contributed to numerous professional, academic and national publications, including The Sunday Times.