HOUSING MERZ in the 21st Century / The artistic legacy of the Merz Barn and Kurt Schwitters in Britain 

Thursday 27th November 2014: Welcome address and official opening at the Tate by Dr Penelope Curtis, Director Tate Britain with panel discussion chaired by Malcolm Miles (Professor of Cultural Theory, School of Architecture Design & Environment) University of Plymouth. Featuring:

  • Anthony Hoete, WHAT Architecture, London – towards a coherent vision and architectural masterplan for the future development of the Merz Barn site.
  • Andrew Shepherd, Architectural Association London – restoring the Merz Barn, some conservation, environmental and planning issues.
  • Natasaha Reid, Natasha Reid Studio, London – The Merz Shed and the Merzbau pavilion projects; future art exhibitions and proposals for an architecture research laboratory at the Merz Barn site.
  • Rob Airey, Curator Hatton Gallery University of Newcastle – Re-contextualising the Merz Barn wall art work within the environs of a University art gallery.
  • Live Works; Future of the Merz Barn research project, by MA Architecture students, University of Sheffield






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