The London Conceptualists: architecture and performance in the 1970s

Kaji-O'Grady, Sandra (2008) The London Conceptualists: architecture and performance in the 1970s. Journal of Architectural Education, 61 4: 43-51. doi:10.1111/j.1531-314X.2008.00186.x

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Author Kaji-O'Grady, Sandra
Title The London Conceptualists: architecture and performance in the 1970s
Journal name Journal of Architectural Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1046-4883
1531-314X
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1531-314X.2008.00186.x
Volume 61
Issue 4
Start page 43
End page 51
Total pages 9
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject 1213 Visual Arts and Performing Arts
2216 Architecture
3304 Education
Formatted abstract
This article examines the formation, activities, and significance of a group dubbed the "London Conceptualists" by Peter Cook that were students of Bernard Tschumi at the Architectural Association School of Architecture during the mid-1970s. Through RoseLee Goldberg, director of the Royal College of Art, the students were introduced to theories of performance along with radical experiments in performance art. Goldberg's conception of space as an arena for the realization of theory goaded the London Conceptualists away from writing and drawing toward installations and performance in disused buildings. This article situates their activities in London in the late 1970s and analyzes their relationship to other performance art practices and to conceptual architecture.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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