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Talk & Screening: Ryder & Yates, TyneDeck, 1969

Tue 17 July 18.00

Tue 17 July £6* 18.00-21.00 Booking essential

The modernist master plan TyneDeck, proposed in 1969, was a bold scheme developed by architects Ryder and Yates (now Ryder Architecture). This proposal would have swept large swathes of the Quayside away by decking over the River Tyne to build a new civic oriented structure and buildings. A newly commissioned model of the deck currently features in BALTIC’s Level 4 exhibition, Idea of North. A short screening presented by BALTIC’s archive will include interviews with Ryder and artists who have responded to the TyneDeck, 1969.

Speakers include:

  • Rutter Carroll (Writer & Architectural Historian)
  • Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones (Newcastle City Futures)
  • James Charlton (Northumbria University).

Speaker Biographies:

Rutter Carroll completed a Masters at the University of York on the work of Ryder and Yates, which led to his meeting with Gordon Ryder in 1984 and marking the beginning of an association that lasted until Gordon’s death in 2000. He is the author of RIBA publication Ryder & Yates. (20th century architects) 2009

Professor Mark Tewdwr Jones is Director of Newcastle City Futures and the fifth holder of Newcastle University's 1946 Established Chair of Town Planning and a member of the Global Urban Research Unit at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and one of the leading authorities on urban planning, place and policy.

James Charlton looks at Building Information Modelling, 3D visualisation and performance analysis within Architecture. Through his PhD, he has gained knowledge in a wide range of analytical software applicable to the subject area of architectural and built environment visualisation.

*plus booking fee Concession prices available: Students, 60+, Unwaged. Proof of eligibility may be requested on entry. Prices not inclusive of booking fee.

Supported by Newcastle City Futures, Newcastle University & Ryder Architecture in association with the TyneDeck exhibition, 1969