Dr Barnabas Calder
senior lecturer, University of Liverpool School of Architecture; author, Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism

Barnabas Calder is an architectural historian specialising in Brutalism. He loves the big, concrete buildings of the 1960s – the Barbican, the National Theatre, the New Universities – and argues that the moment of their creation was the greatest period there has ever been in the architecture of the world.

Barnabas’s book, Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism, traces the process by which he went from fearing concrete housing estates and loving country houses and medieval churches to paying devoted pilgrimages to the great concrete modernism of the world.

Follow Barnabas on Twitter: @BrutalConcrete


Saturday 22 October, 14.00 Frobisher 1-3
Is brutalism back?