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RIBA + VITRA TALK: In conversation with Waugh Thistleton and Barnabas Calder

Mon 15/11
18:00 - 19:30
Free Event at RIBA North, 21 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP

For the seventh talk in our Architecture Anew series, we will host an in-person conversation with architect Waugh Thistleton and architectural historian Barnabas Calder about the relationship between architecture and energy resources past, present and future.

“There is a direct line between buildings and energy consumption and the climate crisis we find ourselves in.” Barnabas Calder


Andrew Waugh is a founding director of the London-based practice, Waugh Thistleton Architects. The core ethos of the practice is to design and construct sustainable, beautiful buildings, reusing and repurposing materials where possible. Andrew’s passion for architecture extends beyond the physical practice to a wide-ranging research in sustainable construction - for which he won the RIBA president’s medal in 2010 and upon which he continues to write, teach and lecture at every opportunity. Andrew is also a visiting Professor of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.

Dr Barnabas Calder is a historian of the relationship between architecture and energy. He is Head of the Architectural and Urban History Group at the University of Liverpool School of Architecture, and author of Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency (Pelican, 2021) and Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism (William Heinemann, 2016).

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