Owen Hatherley: ‘Monetising the Ruin: Batterseas New and Old’

‘Monetising the Ruin: Batterseas New and Old’

In this talk, Owen Hatherley will discuss the architecture and afterlife of Battersea Power Station and its industrial hinterland. He will particularly consider the way that it has been mediated in popular culture and in the extraordinary succession of failed projects planned for its ruined shell. In doing so, he will ask what the evidently soon-to-be-complete redevelopment of the site means for one of the last large-scale ruins in inner London.

Owen Hatherley is a writer and journalist from Southampton who writes primarily on architecture, culture and politics. He has written for, amongst others, The GuardianNew Statesman and bdonline. He is the author of several books including: The Ministry of Nostalgia, Landscapes of Communism: A History Through BuildingsA Guide to the New Ruins of Great BritainMilitant Modernism; and A New Kind of Bleak: Journeys Through Urban Britain.

This event is free to attend but booking is required viaEventbrite.

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Duration 15 April 2016 - 15 April 2016
Times 7-8.30pm
Cost FREE, booking required
Venue Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Address Royal College of Art London SW11 4AN, ,
Contact 02076540179 / jva@jerwoodspace.co.uk / jerwoodvisualarts.org/3093/Owen-Hatherley-Monetising-the-Ruin-Batterseas-New-and-Old/509

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