Published by Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at University of Greenwich, London

Iain Sinclair to lecture at University of Greenwich

The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2016-2017 :: Iain Sinclair :: Nicholas Hawksmoor and ‘The Man of the Crowd’: Watchfulness and Agitation Around the Pattern of East London Churches

  • Thursday 17th November 2016, 6.30pm
  • Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]
  • Free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis


A consideration of the presence of the Hawksmoor churches, as referenced by Charles Dickens and others, against the figure of the restless urban wanderer located in Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Man in the Crowd’.

Iain Sinclair is a british writer, documentarist, film maker, poet, flaneur, metropolitan prophet and urban shaman, keeper of lost cultures and futurologist. His books include Lud Heat (1975), Suicide Bridge (1979), Lights out for the Territory (1997), London Orbital (2002), Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire (2009) and London Overground: A Day’s Walk around the Ginger Line (2015).


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