Charles Jencks, landscape designer, architectural historian, and co-founder of the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres
Date/Time: Tuesday 31 October 2017, 17:30 - 18:45
Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
In a sceptical age, when pluralist cultures compete for attention, public art has failed to address the larger picture: what do we have in common; what lasts; what is worth symbolising? Charles Jencks has been involved in two projects in Northumberland that force these basic issues to the fore: cosmic landscapes and Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. He argues that the museum may not be the only secular cathedral of our time.