It’s great to be able to launch this blog with some good news! The Rickman celebrations are part of an allied project, entitled ‘Architecture and Society in an Age of Reform, 1760-1840’, its date range nearly corresponding to Rickman’s life. We’ve just heard that this project has been awarded funding to hold a series of networking events in Liverpool, Bristol and Birmingham, all towns where Rickman lived or undertook substantial bodies of work.
Rickman was part of a network of thinkers, patrons and architects who aimed to reform society and recognised the importance of architecture to their project. Our project aims draw together strands of research on the cultural, intellectual, spatial and political life of late Georgian cities and set these in the context of the built environment. It will conclude with an international conference at Lambeth Palace Library in 2018. We are delighted to be partnering with Lambeth Palace Library, the Georgian Group and colleagues in the UK, as well as partners in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, New York, Texas and California to introduce an international comparative element to the project.
Once the project website is up and running we’ll let you know where to find more details.