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Pablo Bronstein, Four Alternate Postmodern Interventions within an Historic Room, 2007. Courtesy: Herald St, London

The Politics of Space in Regency London

29 Jun 2011

The Regency period is an interesting point in London’s history characterised by an enthusiastic embracing of social and political change following the French Revolution whilst simultaneously looking to the past and the classical as points of reference. How is this period understood now? And why the enduring interest from the establishment and organisations like the Prince’s Foundation in architecture of this time?

Our summer show Pablo Bronstein: Sketches for Regency Living includes a dramatic intervention in our usual ‘white box’ space bringing the outside of our Nash House building inside and reflected in our galleries and other spaces. Pablo Bronstein's continuing interest in the period has inspired this talk with leading historians on the period. For this discussion, artist Pablo Bronstein is joined by Professor Tim Hitchcock, specialist in the poor and working class of the period, Steven Parissien, Director of Compton Verney and writer of The Georgian House in Britain, and Lucy Inglis, writer of the award winning Georgian London blog. Paul Stock, historian from the LSE, chairs the discussion.

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