The Evils of Architectural Competitions

An illustrated talk with Penny Harris; Wednesday 25 April 2018

    Architectural competitions, a potential road to success for Victorian architects, could also be fraught with disappointment. This talk will show that architectural competitions were fundamental to the development of the architectural profession, despite the lack of guarantees that winners would be awarded contracts. Campaigns to improve competitions by The Builder and RIBA and several high profile competitions will be discussed. Penelope Harris’s research interests also include medical history and the architect Joseph Hansom (1803-82).

    7 for 7 15 pm
    Friends’ Meeting House,
    6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

    £10. No need to book in advance.