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Theme: Structures of the Mind: Architecture and Innovation

Architecture orders our landscape, creating buildings that resonate with ideas and echoes of the past. As well as creating homes for ideas, such as libraries, architecture in itself inspires art and creativity. Join us for a series of talks, art installations and presentations that explore the innovation of architecture.

What's on

Sun
22
Jun

Curious and Curiouser

Co-Artistic Directors of York Curiouser, Lara Goodband and Hazel Colquhoun, will guide you round the site-specific installations that form the York Curiouser project

Sat
21
Jun

Ear Room

Join John Wedgwood Clarke and Damian Murphy as they discuss their new sound installation for King's Manor, which takes as its starting point the King's Manor's history as a school for the blind

Fri
20
Jun

Wrapping the walls

Sally Greaves-Lord will describe her inspiration for creating a new site-specific artwork on the historic walls near the Quilt Museum.

Thu
19
Jun

Bricks and Mortals: Ten great buildings and the people they made

A brilliant exploration of architecture through ten of the world's great buildings

Thu
19
Jun

York Design Awards - CANCELLED

See the entries submitted for the 2014 York Design Awards in a 360 audio-visual immersive space.

Tue
17
Jun

Creating a new site-specific artwork

Jacques Nimki and Lara Goodband discuss the tension between the chaotic nature of the artistic process and the order required for Jacques’ specific practice.

Tue
17
Jun

The Library: A world history

The finest libraries are repositories not just of books, but of learning and creativity; join architectural historian, James Campbell, as he reveals the Library in all its splendour.

Mon
16
Jun

York Curiouser: Art in the public realm

Artists Susanne Davies and Hazel Colquhoun will talk about the challenges for artists working in the public realm.

Sun
15
Jun

Creating a fictional history

Contemporary artist Janet Hodgson will discuss her approaches to story-telling and histories as she describes why Fishergate Postern Tower has become a temporary site for a unique art installation

Sat
14
Jun

Reflections on the Red Tower

Hear how artists, Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer, created their site-specific artwork in York’s Red Tower

Throughout the festival

Angels and Pins

Thursday 12 June to Sunday 22 June

Take part in a philosophical mystery game played out across the City of York.

Order and Chaos at Kirkham Priory

Wednesdays to Sundays, 10.00am to 6.00pm

Nestling in tranquil countryside alongside the river Derwent, the picturesque ruins of Kirkham Priory still evoke the peaceful order of its Augustinian founders.

Order and Chaos at Clifford's Tower

Daily, 10.00am to 6.00pm

Built as part of a plan to impose order on the North, Clifford’s Tower has since had a chaotic history; visit to the Tower to find out more about its history.

Order and Chaos at Aldborough Roman Site

Saturdays and Sundays, 10.00am to 6.00pm

Built by the Romans to bring order to the Brigantes tribe in the North of England, the remains of Isurium Brigantum can still be seen today beneath the village of Aldborough.

Order and Chaos at York Cold War Bunker

Friday 13 to Sunday 15 of June
Friday 20 to Sunday 22 of June
10.00am to 6.00pm

Built in 1961 in response to the Soviet threat, York Cold War Bunker could have protected 60 people from the chaos of nuclear attack.