Sarton Chair to Adrian Forty

OCTOBER 12-13, 2017
Ghent University

forty-portraitAdrian Forty, PriArc scholar and professor emeritus at University College London, The Bartlett School of Architecture, was awarded the 32th Sarton Chair of Ghent University for his life-long contribution to architectural history.

Ghent University alumni George Sarton (1884-1956) was a historian of science and a founder of the field. In 1984, exactly 100 years after Sarton’s birth, Ghent University decided to set up the Sarton Chair for the History of the Sciences. Each year, the Sarton Committee, consisting of representatives of all faculties of Ghent University, selects a Sarton Chair and various Sarton Medalists.

Adrian Forty gave his inaugural speech in the Aula of Ghent University on Thursday, 12 October 2017. The title of his inaugural speech was ‘What makes architecture tick? ‘

On Friday 13 October, Professor Forty held a lecture in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture on the topic ‘The Limits of Drawing‘.

The PriArc team congratulates Adrian Forty on this prestigious award!


Originally posted November 1, 2017.

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