AF Past Directors' Dialogues: Ricky BurdettTues 10 May 2011 7pm
The Architecture Foundation's founding Director, Ricky Burdett presents key projects from the AF archive, alongside an esteemed panel of collaborators and participants in the Foundation's early years.
Ricky will be joined on the evening by architect Lord Richard Rogers; journalist, academic and Director of the Greater London group at the London School of Economics, Tony Travers, and urbanist and Professor of Planning and Regeneration at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, Sir Peter Hall.
Professor Ricky Burdett
Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme. He is a Global Distinguished Professor at New York University. He was Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics and now advises the Olympic Legacy Park Company. He was architectural adviser to the Mayor of London from 2001 to 2006. In addition to leading innovative research on global cities, Burdett has curated numerous exhibitions including ‘Global Cities' at Tate Modern, and the 2006 Architecture Biennale in Venice, for which he served as Director. Burdett was chairman of the Jury for the 2007 Mies van der Rohe Prize, and is currently architectural adviser to the cities of Genova and Parma, and a member of the Milan Expo 2015 steering committee. He is a Council member of the Royal College of Art and sits on the Mayor of London's Promote London Board. He is co-editor of ‘Living in the Endless City' and a regular contributor to journals, books and media programmes on contemporary architecture and urbanism.