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Patrick Keiller (in partnership with the Tyneside Cinema)

Architecture, Planning and Landscape Public Lecture Series

Thursday 21st April

Patrick Keiller studied and practised architecture between before studying in the Department of Environmental Media at the Royal College of Art. He has been making films since 1981, which have been widely screened, internationally and in the UK.

His first feature length film, ‘London’ (1992) and its sequel, ‘Robinson in Space’, (1997) are narrated by Paul Scofield who accompanies his unseen friend Robinson on excursions around London, researching the problems of London and England. ‘The Dilapidated Dwelling’ (2000), was made for television but never broadcast and features Tilda Swinton as the voice of another researcher, surveying the dilapidated state of England's housing stock after a twenty-year absence.

The sequel to London and Robinson in Space, ‘Robinson in Ruins’ (2010) was the result of a three-year research project, narrated by Vanessa Redgrave, and focused on the natural world around the South of England.

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published on: 6 January 2016