Events

  • The Architectural Review: promoting modernism

    Thursday, 20 June 2024 | 6:30 – 8:30pm

    The Architectural Review magazine and its editor Jim Richards had a close promotional relationship with Isokon company throughout the 1930s.

  • Ernő Goldfinger – famous but forgotten

    Tuesday, 28 May 2024 | 6:30 – 8:30pm

    Alan Powers and Andrew Murray talk about architect Ernö Goldfinger, exploring some of his lesser known projects and his influence abroad.

  • The Mystery of the X202 Chair

    Tuesday, 7 May 2024 | 6:30 – 8:30pm

    Peter Wyeth tells us about designer James Leonard whose 1940s aluminium and ply school furniture for ESA in Stevenage sold in the millions.

  • Artists as Constructors: The Life and Work of Sigma 1

    Thursday, 25 April 2024 | 6:30 – 8:30pm

    Explore the interdisciplinary practice of Sigma 1 during Romania's fragile period leading up to the collapse of Communism.

  • An Inside Job: on processing Edith Tudor-Hart’s photographic estate

    Tuesday 5 March 2024 | 18:30 - 20:30

    Explore the work of the Bauhaus-trained photographer Edith Tudor-Hart, her connection to Isokon and new research findings from her archive.

  • Narkomfin and Isokon – Points of Contact

    Wednesday 13 Dec 2023 | 18:30 - 20:30

    Daria Sorokina compares two iconic residential projects of the 1930s, which although emerging independently, exemplified the internationality of modernism.

  • Mondrian at the Mall

    Thursday 30 Nov 2023 | 18:30 - 20:30 GMT

    Charles Darwent will discuss the nearly three years Piet Mondrian spent as part of the Mall Studios set, two streets away from Isokon Flats.

  • P. Morton Shand: The Critic Behind British Modernism

    Thursday 16 Nov 2023 | 18:30 - 20:30 GMT

    Alborz Dianat explains the complex history of architectural critic P. Morton Shand, a key promoter of Modernism in interwar Britain.

  • Tim Benton: Le Corbusier and the ‘desecration’ of E 1027

    Thursday 12 Oct 2023 | 18:30–20:30 BST

    In 1937, Le Corbusier discovered Eileen Gray's Villa E 1027. Inspired by the genius of the place, he created a total of eight large-format wall paintings there, which have sparked a fierce controversy over their appropriateness in the villa.

  • Contemporary Days

    Tuesday 13 Jun 2023 | 19:00 - 21:00 BST

    Screening of the film Contemporary Days followed by a Q&A discussion with Paula Day, daughter of the designers Robin and Lucienne Day. With thanks to Design OnScreen, USA.

  • Modern Heritage – Reuse, Renovation, Restoration

    Thursday 3 November 2022 | 19:00 - 21:00 BST

    Ana Tostões is Professor & Architecture Scientific Board Chair at IST University of Lisbon. She has also been Chair of Docomomo International from 2011 – 2021 and is Editor of the recently published book Modern Heritage.

  • Gabriel Guevrekian – The Elusive Modernist

    Thursday 14 July 2022 | 18:00 – 20:30 BST

    Hamed Khosravi will introduce his book 'The Elusive Modernist' which revisits the history of the Modern movement through the legacy of Gabriel Guevrekian (c. 1900―1970).