To mark our current exhibition, The Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture, the Soane Museum has invited architects Charles Holland, David Knight and Geoff Shearcroft to host a series of conversations which explore the legacy of postmodernism in contemporary architecture. 30 years on, how has Postmodernism shaped our cities, outraged our critics and influenced our relationship with our architectural past? Why do some practitioners reject the postmodern label while others embrace embellishment and pastiche? In the first talk, Charles Holland interviews David Kohn.

David Kohn founded David Kohn Architects in 2007 and was awarded UK 'Young Architect of the Year' in 2009. He studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and Columbia University, New York as a Fulbright Scholar. Recent projects include the 2017 refurbishment of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, A Room for London at Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Architecture Foundation Skyroom. Kohn has taught at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, KU Leuven, Belgium and the University of Cambridge.

Charles Holland is the Director of Charles Holland Architects. Before forming CHA, Charles was a founding director of Ordinary Architecture and a director of FAT. Whilst at FAT he was the director in charge of a number of key projects including A House For Essex, the practice's collaboration with Grayson Perry. Alongside his practice activities, Charles is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Brighton.

This event is hosted in the seminar room at No.14 Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

Doors open at 2:45pm. We are in a Grade I listed, 19th-century building, so access is not always straightforward. If you require step-free access or extra assistance, please contact us in advance of your booking on or 020 7405 2107.

Event Info

07 Jul 2018

3:00pm - 4:00pm