FUTURE CITIES, FUTURE LANDSCAPE: Professor Tom Jefferies’ Inaugural Lecture

FUTURE CITIES, FUTURE LANDSCAPE: Professor Tom Jefferies’ Inaugural Lecture


You are cordially invited to join us for Tom Jefferies’ (Professor of Future Cities) inaugural lecture on:



Location: David Keir Building, Queen’s University Belfast

Date: Tue, 24 March 2020

Time: 18:15 – 20:00


Tom Jefferies is Professor of Future Cities in the School of Natural and Built Environment, a prize-winning architect and urban designer. Prior to joining Queen’s University Belfast Tom was Head of the Manchester School of Architecture and Birmingham School of Architecture. He has taught, lectured, practiced, exhibited and examined internationally.

Tom’s research investigates relationships between culture, space, landscape process and architecture to propose new forms of contemporary urbanism. His expertise in architecture, urban design, landscape, master planning and design codes, architectural history, theory and context, sustainability and heritage is the basis for practice based research through design that enables inter-disciplinary symbiosis to generate new understanding of lived space.

Current work explores complex issues of extremes of density, dispersed and distributed urbanisms in low density areas and dynamic territorial contexts including Brexit and the UK/RoI border, the Scottish Highlands and Cornwall. This proposes new globally applicable models of urban operation and architectural spatial types bridging physical and digital space. Recognising similarities we can observe in across diverse regions and places, it critically addresses the importance of culturally generated ways of using, applying and embodying technologies through architecture, infrastructures and the lived environment.

The event will take place in 0G.012 (Star Trek Lecture Theatre) in the David Keir Building at 6.15pm. There will be a reception afterwards in the DKB Hub. You are very welcome to join us.

To help with catering arrangements, please register for a ticket at: Eventbrite


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