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Danielle Hewitt

I am an artist, writer, and architectural historian. My interests and practice lay at the intersections of art, literature, architecture, and landscape. In the field of architecture I am particularly engaged in questions of conservation and re-use. I currently co-ordinate the Postgraduate Diploma programme in the Conservation of Historic Buildings at the Architectural Association, London.
Danielle Hewitt has written 12 posts for AAJ Press

Going Green In The City: From Garden City To Green City. Exhibition at The Garden Museum, London. until 1 April 2012

An exhibition at The Garden Museum, Going Green In The City: From Garden City To Green City, traces the changing green landscape of the English city. From the beginnings of the ‘green city’ movement it follows its course over the last 150 years – from a nostalgic glance at the burgeoning urbanism of the 19th century … Continue reading

London Design Festival. Architectural Highlights: Amanda Levete, David Chipperfield, Timothy Hatton, John Pawson, Will Alsop

The temporary design festival and expo has long provided opportunity for architects, designers and engineers to flex their mental and material muscle free from the constraints of larger and more functional commissions In favour of experimentation and creative freedom. Mies van der Rohe’s pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona had no need to worry … Continue reading

Artangel: Audio Obscura. Lavinia Greenlaw. St Pancras Station, London. 13 September – 23 October 2011

St Pancras Station has been the site of some controversial proposals for art works since its re-opening. Paul Day’s 9-metre high bronze sculpture of a piscine headed couple embracing, The Meeting Place, included designs for a relief depicting a commuter falling in front of a train driven by the grim reaper, which unsurprisingly was not realised. Another … Continue reading

Artangel: Locked Room Scenario. Ryan Gander. 30 August – 23 October 2011

In Alain Robbe Grillet’s The Eraser’s Inspector Wallas, the novel’s protagonist, finds himself appointed to investigate a crime in a town only vaguely familiar to him. He and the reader are soon immersed, and often lost, in the town’s labyrinthine streets and the plot’s frequent duplication of character and event; only serving to confound the … Continue reading

Lucy Skaer: Film For An Abandoned Projector. Pavillion. Leeds

In 1888 the American Louis Le Prince came to Leeds, a Yorkshire city of cobbles and red brick developed by the industrial revolution, and shot twenty frames of film in a relative’s leafy back garden. It is a surprising fact that the first ever moving pictures were shot in Leeds and not in Hollywood, the … Continue reading