Dates / Schedules
13 February 2021 5pm
Online broadcast of the conversation between Jonathan Meades and André Tavares CCB Facebook page
Architecture inhabits a culture of self-confidence and belief, and self-confidence and belief can be dangerous. Jonathan Meades interrogates our architectural presumptions as the syncopated rhythm of his voice guides us through a kaleidoscopic visual discovery of architectural history. Meades is assertive and brings to the screen a wealth of sources to inform a critical assessment of the built environment, which is ultimately a cultural environment. As the result of human actions, a building is not impervious to stupidity. In addition to the quasi-magical and extraordinary achievements of those who conceive and build such constructions, architecture can also result in disaster and derision. Meades’ documentaries are a thrilling journey through great achievements and great disappointments, challenging common assumptions and vainglorious readings of the past. His critical stance reminds us of our need to stay alert.
A talk with Jonathan Meades
On 13 February, use this link to watch the live conversation between Jonathan Meades and André Tavares, programmer at Garagem Sul.