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A regional guide to current and forthcoming exhibitions, lectures, conferences and seminars, selected to meet readers' cpd needs. Information for inclusion should be sent to Andrew Mead at The Architects' Journal at leasttwo weeks before publication.


Claude Parent: Instability, A Necessity Tuesday 3 February, 18.30. A talk at the riba (0171 580 5533).

Nijiric and Nijiric Wednesday 4 February, 18.30. A lecture at the aa, 36 Bedford Sq, WC1 (0171 887 4039).

C R Mackintosh Thursday 5 February, 18.30. A Twentieth Century Society lecture by John McKean at 70 Cowcross St, EC1 (0171 250 3857).

Chimera and Co-Citations Until 6 February. An exhibition by Kolatan MacDonald Studio at the aa.

Colours Until 6 February. Work by Nijiric and Nijiric Architeckti at the AA, 36 Bedford Sq, WC1.

Decq & Cornette: The aj Lecture 1998 Tuesday 10 February, 18.30. At the riba Architecture Centre, 66 Portland Place, W1 (0171 580 5533).

Julie Wood, Gary Woodley Tuesday 10 February, 18.30. An Art & Architecture lecture at 70 Cowcross St, EC1. Details 0171 377 6148.

Patrick Keiller Wednesday 11 February, 17.00. A lecture at the aa, 36 Bedford Sq, WC1 (0171 887 4039). Architecture of Geoffrey Bawa Wednesday 11 February, 18.30. A lecture by David Robson at the aa. The Art & Architecture of Space & Light Wednesday 11 February, 18.30. A lecture by Richard MacCormac at the Prince of Wales Institute, NW1. Booking essential 0171 916 7380.

Caruso St John: The Walsall Art Gallery Until 14 February. An exhibition at the Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Sq, WC1. Details 0171 887 4000.

Paul Winstanley: Annexe Until 15 February. Large paintings of 'bland utopian interiors of the 1960s' at the Tate Gallery, SW1 (0171 887 8000).

Laurie Anderson Tuesday 17 February, 19.00. A lecture at the rca, SW7. Tickets 0171 590 4273.

Pedestrianisation of London Wednesday 18 February, 18.30. Richard MacCormac will speak in a udg event at 77 Cowcross St, EC1. Details 01235 851415.

The Soanes at Home Until 28 February. An exhibition on the Soanes' domestic life. At Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2.

Mercury Until 28 February. Multi-media works at the Museum of Installation, 175 Deptford High St, SE8. Details 0181 692 8778.

Architects and Exhibition Design Until 7 March. An exhibition at the riba Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Sq, W1. Details 0171 580 5533.

Thomas Schutte Until 15 March. A 'street'of this German artist's architectural models is at the Whitechapel Gallery, Whitechapel High St, E1. Details 0171 522 7878.

The Displaced Grid Until 28 March. An exhibition at the riba Architecture Centre (0171 580 5533).

Bernard Leach Until 29 March. A major exhibition at the Crafts Council, 44 Pentonville Rd, N1. Details 0171 278 7700.

Shaker: The Art of Craftsmanship Until 26 April. An exhibition at the Barbican Centre, EC2.


Ian Davidson (Lifschutz Davidson) Monday 2 February, 18.30. A lecture at the Architecture Centre, 6 King's Parade, Cambridge.

Dampness and Cracking in Buildings Wednesday 4 February. A bre seminar on diagnosis and remedial treatment. At Garston near Watford. Details 01923 664775.

Newbuild 2000 Seminar: Energy Efficient Homes for the New Millennium Friday 27 February. At the Tara Suite Conference & Banqueting Centre, Peterborough. Details Sarah Palmer 01733 760883.

East Midlands

riba cpd Event: The Party Wall Act 1996 Thursday 12 February, 16.00. A seminar at a Nottingham venue. Details Sue Spencer 0121 331 4497.

The Quick and the Dead Until 14 March. An exhibition of anatomical drawings in an installation by Penoyre & Prasad. At the Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, nr Coventry. (Mon-Sat 12.00-21.00).

North West

Glass, Light and Space 7 February-9 May. An exhibition about the potential of glass in architecture. At the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester. Details 0161 832 2244.

Archigram Symposium Monday 9 February, 11.00-16.00. At the Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester. Tickets 0161 228 2463.

Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961-1974 Until 15 February. An exhibition at the Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester. Details 0161 228 2463.

Simon Allford Thursday 19 February, 19.30. A lecture at the Grenfell Baines Gallery, Vernon St, Preston. Details Peter Trebilcock 0161 973 1505.

South East

Architectural Encounters Until 4 February. Photographs by Peter Bairstow at the Trinity Arts Centre, Church Rd, Tunbridge Wells. Details 01892 525112.


Amanda Levete (Future Systems) Thursday 5 February, 16.30. A lecture at the School of Architecture, Portland St, Portsmouth (01705 842086).

Intelligent Buildings: Integrated Building Design 30 March-3 April. A course at the University of Reading. Details Irene Williams 0118 931 8201.

South West

Roger Hilton Until 26 April. This winter's major exhibition at the Tate St Ives (01736 796543).


Four Stories 3 February-20 March. An exhibition on the use of models in the development of a design. At the Architecture Centre, Narrow Quay, Bristol. Details 0117 922 1540.

Whitby & Bird Tuesday 17 February, 18.15. A lecture at the Arnolfini, Bristol. Tickets 01179 299191.

West Midlands

Commissioning Buildings - An Opportunity to Reduce Energy Costs Thursday 12 February. A free brecsu seminar at Coventry. Details fax 01923 664602.

riba cpd Event: cdm Regulations/ Planning Supervisors Course 4,10,17 March. At Birmingham. Details 0121 331 4497.


Florian Beigel Tuesday 10 February, 16.00. A lecture on 'designing for uncertainty' at the University of Sheffield (Arts Tower, floor 15).

The Study and Conservation of Stone 23-25 February. A three-day course at the Centre for Conservation Studies, York. Details 01904 433963.

blackelephanthouse Until 29 March. An installation by Peter Shelton at the Henry Moore Studio, Dean Clough, Halifax. Details 0113 234 3158.


Siah Armajani: Dictionary of Building Until 6 February. At the Matthew Gallery, 20 Chambers St, Edinburgh, with a related seminar on 3 February. Details 0131 650 2306.

Between Going and Staying Until 13 February. Projects by Ken Taylor at the rias Gallery, 15 Rutland Sq, Edinburgh. Details 0171 274 2028.

Mark Whitby Friday 13 February, 13.00. A lecture at the University of Strathclyde, 131 Rottenrow, Glasgow. Details Chris Platt0141 552 4400.


Selena Dix Hamilton (Eger Architects) Thursday 12 February, 19.30. A lecture at the Faenol Fawr Hotel, Nr Bodelwyddan, St Asaph. Details 01745 813852.


Mastering the City: 100 Years of Urban Planning in Europe Until 5 April. A major exhibition at the nai, Rotterdam. Details 003110 4401200.


Recent photographic works, often substantial in scale, by a dozen young European and American artists are spread over two floors of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1 until 15 March. Rut Blees Luxemberg's nocturnal urban scenes are particularly impressive; they feature also in 'London: A Modern Project' (Black Dog Publishing, £13.95).

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