London Modern

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What does it take to save a modernist landmark from the wrecking ball? Catherine Croft, a noted authority on post-war architecture and Director of C20 Society, will lead a panel discussion with people who have led grass roots campaigns to save Modernism:

Catherine Croft (chair) and Oli Marshall – C20 Society
Verena Ammon – Brutalist Library
Lynn Chambers – Brutalist Library
Lorenz Gerber – Brutalist Library
Jan Marc Petroschka – Barbican Quarter Action

Catherine Croft
Director, C20 Society

Catherine Croft is a noted authority on post-war architecture and as Director of C20 Society since 2002 has led the charge in protecting, and changing public perceptions, of our twentieth century heritage.

Author of a book on Concrete Architecture, Catherine also writes on contemporary and historic buildings, lectures internationally and teaches a course on professional concrete conservation at West Dean College.


Catherine read Architecture at Cambridge University, and did an MA in Material Culture & Architectural History in the USA, where she held a fellowship at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware.

She has lectured to post graduate building conservation students throughout the UK, and is an alumni of the Architectural Association course. Prior to C20 Society she worked for English Heritage as a building inspector in London and the Midlands.