AIARG conference paper

“Wasn’t that a lovely sleep.” Observations on Andrew Birkin’s The Cement Garden (1993)

Paper given as part of the Compositions panel at Field Conditions, the All Ireland Architecture Research Group 2019 (at the School of Architecture, Technological University for Dublin). This paper considered Andrew Birkin’s 1993 film adaptation of Ian McEwan’s The Cement Garden; focusing on the meaning and interpretation of time and ruined space, disintegration, transgression and sensuality, along with connections to Bernard Tschumi’s Architecture and Disjunction (1996). Above is a still from the film (cinematography by Stephen Blackman).