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Open-air landscape – the secular cathedrals of our time? (in association with the Northumberland and Newcastle Society)

Charles Jencks, landscape designer, architectural historian, and co-founder of the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres

Date/Time: Tuesday 31 October 2017

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 argued that the museum may not be the only secular cathedral of our time.