(Re)considering Empire: Networks, Infrastructure, Identity and Other Themes in the Architecture of the British Imperial World

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


In this talk, Alex Bremner will discuss aspects of his latest research on the relationship between architecture and empire. He will focus mainly on his recent work dealing with the corporate infrastructures of the China Trade firm Jardine, Matheson & Co., considering the company’s physical networks of office, storage, and transhipping facilities in the context of early global capitalism. He will also touch upon his Leverhulme Trust funded project "Building Greater Britain," which is a major study looking at the global dimensions of the "Edwardian Baroque" phase in the history of British architecture and its imperial objectives.
Period30 Apr 2019
Event titleCollins/Kaufmann Forum for Modern Architectural History
Event typeSeminar
LocationNew York, United StatesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • trade
  • empire
  • imperialism
  • colonial
  • architecture
  • built environment
  • Jardine Matheson
  • China
  • water
  • oceans
  • capitalism