Brady, Angela (9 of 10)

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  • Recording date

    2013-05-02, 2013-05-13, 2013-10-02, 2013-12-13, 2014-02-05, 2014-10-08

  • Recording locations

    Royal Institute of British Architects, London

  • Interviewees

    Brady, Angela, (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Dillon, Niamh (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 9: AB explains the role of the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Office of the President – how AB decorated her office. [00:003:21] The social and international commitment of the role – supporting campaigns to preserve historic buildings. [00:04:56] International respect for the President – AB support for particularly projects. [00:06:59] AB on the daily and weekly commitment of the role: talks and lectures, administration, trying to dedicate time to her own practice, Brady Mallalieu, forging international links. [00:09:21] Designing a round glass table for the President’s office, filming architects who came into RIBA for YouTube, describes the decorations on the table (Celtic Knot and RIBA logo) explains the logo of the RIBA. [00:13:51] Positive reactions to her as an Irish woman as a President when she visited the regions – visiting Shanghai in China. [00:17:06] AB mentions the exhibition Brits Who Built the Modern World – increasing diversity in profession – mentions the recent Stirling Prize featured three Irish architects. [00:20:24] AB reflects on the influence and regard in which British architecture is held internationally. Environmental challenges which architects need to engage with.

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