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Space, Movement and Time

Professor David Dernie, Professor of Architecture at De Montfort University gives his inaugural lecture.

This wide-ranging lecture takes a fresh look at contemporary architectural design: what have we learnt about the possibilities and limitations of building form in the digital age? How has digital production changed the way we imagine space and how has technology affected our understanding of architecture itself?

The lecture will move from themes that connect architecture and the body to architecture and its more collective responsibilities. The argument will oscillate between individual experience of space to themes that drive urban development. It will be argued that time, change and ultimately movement emerges as a key theme in future architectural design.

David Dernie is an architect and academic. He joined De Montfort University in 2009 from Manchester, where he was Head of Manchester School of Architecture. Having left Cambridge University with a starred distinction in 1988, he went on to become Rome Scholar in Architecture (1991-1993). He was elected a Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (1999). His published books include Exhibition Design (2006), Material Imagination (2005), New Stone Architecture (2003), Villa d’Este at Tivoli (1996) and Victor Horta (1995). His latest book, Architectural Drawings will be published in 2010. In 2008 David became a biographee in Black’s Who’s Who for his work in architectural education.


Professor David Dernie | talks


Date and Time:

22 April 2010 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



De Montfort University
Hugh Aston Building
The Gateway
0116 257 7452

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To book a place or for more information please email Daniel Jones at djones@dmu.ac.uk or telephone 0116 257 7452

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Places must be booked in advance as there are limited places. There will be a free drinks reception afterwards for guests to be able to further discuss the event.

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