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The week ahead



Funky screen graphics brighten up the lively environmental debate at virtual conference site Sustainability 2000. The site offers controversial takes on hardy environmental perennials such as global warming, transport, landfill, renewable energy and sustainable construction. Air your views via the site's discussion forum.

24 January

Why Buildings Collapse - Under Pressure. Gibb director Scott Steedman delivers engineering analysis as C4's series on construction disasters continues. This week it tackles the hazards of building over and above water. Watch out for bridge collapses, dam failures and oil rig disasters.

8.00pm, Channel 4

24 January

Mapping the Town: Archaeologist Julian Richards explores Roman retirement town Lincoln, where engineers managed to get a water supply flowing up hill.

11.00am, Radio 4.

24 January

Costing the Earth: Examination of links between greenhouse gases, global warming and the dramatic cyclones that have caused devastation in recent years.

Radio 4, 9.00pm.

25 January

The High Frontier: Discussion about space exploration and its implications for the future, with British National Space Centre director of science Dr Paul Murdin, NASA astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman, and broadcaster Heather Couper.

7.30pm, ICA, The Mall, London.

Tickets £7. Tel (0207) 930 3647

26/27 January

Part IIa of the Environment Act 1990: Two workshops investigating the implications of new contaminated land legislation north of the border. Sessions, organised by management consultant Arthur Andersen and law firm Dundas & Wilson, will be held in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Contact Vincent Brown on: (0141) 304 6075. E-mail vincent.x.brown @dundas-

27 January

Living in the City in the '90s: The Architecture Foundation discussion series continues with a look at the last decade: Writer Biyi Bandele, architect Adam Caruso and film-maker Beeban Kidron do the talking.

Architecture Foundation, London.

Details (020) 7839 9389.

Last chance to see Dome photographs documenting construction of the spectacular Greenwich tent by Mark Power. Closes 23 January.

Ferens Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Square, Hull.

Details (01482) 613902.

Until 6 February

Turner Prize - Las Vegas, Graveyard Time

One of this year's Turner Prize nominations includes stills and video of the corridors under the Hoover Dam. Jane and Louise Wilson's footage contrasts shots of a deserted Las Vegas casino with eerie film of the dam. The artists say it shows how 'the great achievements of civil engineering in the early part of the century support the gross consumerism of recent times'.

Tate Gallery, London. Details (020) 7887 8000.

Until 4 June

Bauhaus: The famous German design school is revisited in this exhibition, which pays particular attention to architecture and industrial design.

Design Museum, London

Details (0207) 839 9389

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