Irena Bauman was a speaker at the RIBA Research Symposium "Does beauty matter?" on 23rd September. Thanks to the kind support of the BRE Trust, the audio recordings of the event are now available online at www.architecture.com/doesbeautymatter
You might also be interested in looking at the videos and contributing to the ongoing debate at the website of the Symposium's convenor, CABE: www.cabe.org.uk/news/beauty-matters
Irena Bauman will be presenting the talk “A tale of two towns: postcolonial Dewsbury”, Wednesday 8 December, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane. Multiculturalism is often discussed in the context of metropolitan cities but, arguably, its impact is felt more keenly in smaller towns. The talk will focus on the impact that immigration has made on the geography, economy and community relationships in a small market town in Yorkshire and explore some of the strategies for re-stitching the disconnection in social and physical fabric.
A professional development seminar and workshop for public realm managers, outdoor artists, producers, programmers, designers and landscape architects. Wednesday 9th February 2011, 9.45am - 7.30pm, The Orangery, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2TG
After two decades of growth and change, there's a feeling Leeds is at something of a crossroads and in search of direction and identity. While other northern cities have had massive investment and public attention as ‘cities of culture’, hosting international athletic events, major retail developments and the renovation of older and iconic buildings as major new cultural venues, Leeds seems to have been left behind. Development and regeneration seemed to have stuttered even before the recession hit.
Regeneration experts from across Europe and the UK met in Huddersfield for a major conference on sustainable development. International speakers took part in the event to explore new ideas and share best practice. The conference was linked to an EU URBACT network on sustainable regeneration including cities Leipzig, Grenoble, Gothenburg and Vitoria in Spain. Click here to see the video footage