22 June - 1 July
Wayne Hemingway, becomes a Patron and writes "Architecture sits squarely around us and sometimes, but not enough, roundly or in a triangular shape. It is the home where we live, the office where we work and it is those edifices we may take for granted, that hang around us as we walk through our cities and hamlets. Architecture Week brings these elements together."
Arts Council England's Talking Architecture and the Arts launched.The talks put architecture in context with other arts. How does a dancer feel about space? How does an actor relate to the auditorium? How does a choreographer use space to create mood?
How does an architect design to accommodate art, dance, theatre, writers? The Royal Opera House, The Place Theatre, The National Portrait Gallery, The British Library and the Royal Court Theatre were the venues and speakers included Jonathan Glancey, Iain Sinclair, David Marks, Deborah Bull, Jeremy Dixon, Sarah Wigglesworth, Siobhan Davies, Charles Jencks, Colin St John Wilson, Jonathan Meades, Steve Tompkins and Juliet Stevenson.
Urban Rambles: Birmingham, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle-Gateshead. A series of maps exploring parts of five cities Ð the architecture, the atmosphere, the spaces, the sounds. Ramblers also had the chance to have their say about the things they loved about the city and things they would love to change.