BOOK LAUNCH 23 MARCH 2023: On Balance by Davide Deriu


In his new book, On Balance: Architecture and Vertigo, Davide Deriu reflects on the precarious equilibrium at the heart of contemporary cities, where the drive to conquer ever greater heights has reconfigured our notion of abyss. Exploring the spatial thrills as well as anxieties associated with vertigo, the book traces how different subjects experience, represent and transgress buildings and the spaces in between. This broad-ranging exploration of vertigo reveals architecture to be central to our perception of balance at multiple sensory, spatial and social levels.

Join us in celebrating the launch of this book with a presentation followed by a panel discussion and a drinks reception.

Date and Time: Thursday 23 March 2023, 18:00-20:00 GMT

Location: Evans Room (M416), School of Architecture and Cities, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LS



Confirmed participants

• Amy Butt, Architect and Lecturer at the School of Architecture, University of Reading

• Adrian Forty, Professor Emeritus of Architectural History, The Bartlett, UCL

• Catherine James, History and Theory Lecturer, Architectural Association

• Christine Wall, Professor Emerita of Architectural History, University of Westminster

Chaired by Kate Jordan, Senior Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory, University of Westminster


Copies of the book will be available at a discounted price.