March 14, 2007
by Canadian Architect
As part of Gritty Brits: New London Architecture, on view in the Carnegie Museum of Arts Heinz Architectural Center through June 3, the museum is presenting a public forum on rebuilding post-industrial cities in innovative ways. Two London architects with works on exhibit, Sean Griffiths of FAT (Fashion Architecture Taste) and Nall McLaughlin will discuss their thinking when working through such challenges in cities across Britain, but particularly London.
Pittsburgh cultural and civic leaders including Raymund Ryan, Carnegie Museum of Art curator of architecture and organizer of Gritty Brits; Hilary Robinson, dean of the College of Art, Carnegie Mellon University; Jane Werner, director of the Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh; and Pat Ford, City of Pittsburgh director of community and economic development, share their thoughts on the London projects and on moving forward in Pittsburgh with architecture that capitalizes on the citys context and character. The audience is encouraged to join the discussion with panel members.
The forum will take place Saturday, March 24, from 3:00pm5:00pm in the CMA Theater. A reception with cash bar follows, and the Gritty Brits: New London Architecture galleries will be open until 7:30pm. Price for the forum is free with museum admission.
Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh and founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895, the Carnegie Museum of Art, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works of art from the 16th century to the present. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of the Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to the collection, study, and exhibition of architectural drawings and models. For more information about the Carnegie Museum of Art, call 412.622.3131 or visit the website at www.cmoa.org.