Talk: Beauty Is…
The next Aireborough Civic Society talk is at 7.30pm on Thursday – 26th Sept at Rawdon Library.
How do we know that something is beautiful? And how does ‘beauty’ relate to ‘design’? The talk will be thought provoking and help us all understand what beauty is and its relationship to our buildings and environment.
How do we make our environment more attractive, especially when designing new buildings? But what makes the difference? How do we decide? Have we made mistakes in the past that we now have to live with? What do you think of the design of new housing in Aireborough?
In November 2018, the government announced the setting up the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission. The purpose of the Commission, which is to be chaired by philosopher Sir Roger Scruton, is to “tackle the challenge of poor quality design and build of homes and places, across the country and help ensure as we build for the future, we do so with popular consent”.
One of the Commission’s aims is to “advocate for beauty in the built environment”.
Kevin Trickett has been asked to join a panel set up by Civic Voice, the national organisation for the civic society movement, to help prepare a response to the Commission on behalf of the movement. As a student of philosophy himself, Kevin’s first response was to consider what we think of when we hear the word ‘beauty’. How does beauty relate to the built environment? Kevin is Chair of Yorkshire Civic Societies.In 2018 he was awarded an MBE for services to the community.
ACS members free. Non-members £4 or join for the rest of the year for £5 – includes next talk Christmas with the Royal Family with the queen’s former pastry chef.