Past Events

Tour

Curator-led Tour of The Cosmic House

The Cosmic House

2 – 3.30 pm, 19 September 2022

Please join us on the 19th of September for a curator-led tour of The Cosmic House. The Cosmic House, one of the world’s most important examples of Post-Modern architecture, opened to the public in September 2021. Situated in London’s Holland Park, it became the UK’s first Grade I listed Post-Modern interior. Begun in 1978, the conversion of the house was a collaboration between Charles and Maggie Jencks and the architect Terry Farrell with contributions from Piers Gough, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Graves, Celia Scott, Allen Jones and others. Its symbolic architecture, complex iconography and cosmic references are all imbued with Charles’ characteristic learning and wit.

Tour

Curator-led Tour of The Cosmic House

The Cosmic House

2 – 4 pm, 22 August 2022

Please join us on the 22nd of August for a curator-led tour of The Cosmic House. The Cosmic House, one of the world’s most important examples of Post-Modern architecture, opened to the public in September 2021. Situated in London’s Holland Park, it became the UK’s first Grade I listed Post-Modern interior. Begun in 1978, the conversion of the house was a collaboration between Charles and Maggie Jencks and the architect Terry Farrell with contributions from Piers Gough, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Graves, Celia Scott, Allen Jones and others. Its symbolic architecture, complex iconography and cosmic references are all imbued with Charles’ characteristic learning and wit.

Tour

Dimensions of a House (Museum)

The Mosaic Rooms, Walmer Yard, The Cosmic House

2pm - 5.30pm, 5 August 2022

Spend an afternoon exploring architecturally significant, eclectic and fictive house museums in West London, starting with a tour by the curator of Mahmoud Khaled’s exhibition ‘Fantasies on a Found Phone, Dedicated to the Man Who Lost it’, we will walk through Holland Park, followed by a walk through House 1 at Walmer Yard, led by its keeper Laura Mark and culminating in a visit to The Cosmic House.

Tour

Curator-led Tour of The Cosmic House

The Cosmic House

2.30 – 4.30 pm, 11 July 2022

Please join us on the 11th of July for a curator-led tour of The Cosmic House. The Cosmic House, one of the world’s most important examples of Post-Modern architecture, opened to the public in September 2021. Situated in London’s Holland Park, it became the UK’s first Grade I listed Post-Modern interior. Begun in 1978, the conversion of the house was a collaboration between Charles and Maggie Jencks and the architect Terry Farrell with contributions from Piers Gough, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Graves, Celia Scott, Allen Jones and others. Its symbolic architecture, complex iconography and cosmic references are all imbued with Charles’ characteristic learning and wit.

Conversation

Curating the Cosmic House

The Warburg Institute - Online

17:30 - 19:00, 25 January 2022

Curatorial Conversations bring to the Warburg curators of world-leading museums and galleries to discuss their work.

Launch

When ’wasms became ‘isms - Launch of Jencks Foundation Website

Architectural Association - Online

18:00 - 19:30, 19 January 2022

A conversation to launch the Jencks Foundation's new website, hosted by the Architectural Association

Lecture

The RIBA Charles Jencks Award 2021

RIBA | Online

6.30pm to 8pm, 2 November 2021

The recipient of the RIBA Charles Jencks Award 2021 is Indian architect Anupama Kundoo. Anupama will be presented with the award on Tuesday 2 November at 6.30pm after which she will deliver a lecture and be interviewed by a critic in collaboration with the New Architecture Writers program, with questions from an online audience.