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 second talk, David Knight interviews Job Floris.

Job Floris co-founded the Rotterdam-based studio Monadnock with Sandor Naus in 2006. Projects include Monadnock's viewing tower project developed for the municipality of Nieuw Bergen (NL), which was shortlisted for the 2017 Mies van der Rohe Award. Floris is post-graduate course leader at the Rotterdam’s Academie Van Bouwkunst, where he obtained his master’s degree. He has worked in various practises, including Christian Kieckens Architects in Aalst, Architectenbureau Poulissen & Partners in Antwerp and Rapp+Rapp, Netherlands. Floris publishes in various architecture and art magazines and has been editor of OASE Journal for Architecture since 2008.

David Knight is a designer, author and co-director, with Cristina Monteiro, of DK-CM, an architecture, planning and research studio based in London. He teaches MA Architecture at the Royal College of Art, running ADS2 with Diana Ibáñez López and Finn Williams, and is currently completing his PhD at the RCA, ‘Making Planning Popular’. He was formerly a Lecturer at Kingston University School of Architecture and Landscape, Senior Lecturer at the University of East London and a Project Co-ordinator at General Public Agency. DK-CM’s work, chiefly in the public sector, has been published and exhibited internationally and in 2016 the practice’s work in the London suburb of Barkingside won a Special Mention in the 2016 European Prize for Urban Public Space.

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

21 Jul 2018

3:00pm - 4:00pm