19-21.1.15 Ed Hollis will act as one of the panel of judges at the Artists in Concrete Awards, Mumbai 


4.12.14 Ed Hollis talks to staff and students in Interior Design at the University of Middlesex 

 

25.1.14 You Couldn't Make it Up! Ed Hollis speaks about 100 years of Edinburgh in film as part of the City of Edinburgh Council's exhibition 100 Years of Planning 

 

26-28.09.14 Ed Hollis will be teaching a new weekend course at beautiful Higham Hall: From Handwashing to the Hajj: the story of ritual


02.08.14 Ed Hollis will be a Key Situator at the Situations 2014 conference at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

 

05.04.14 Ed Hollis will be speaking about 'The Memory Palace' at the Aye Write Festival in Glasgow

 

28.03.14 Ed Hollis will be delivering a keynote speech and chairing Contextualism: Dead or Alive? at the Manchester School of Architecture

 

18.03.14 Ed Hollis will be speaking about 'The Memory Palace' at Bournemouth University

 

11.03.14 Ed Hollis will be speaking about 'The Memory Palace' his book of lost interiors at Words by the Water in Keswick 

 

04.03.14 Ed Hollis returns to the ancestral heartlands and the tribal homelands to speak to the Frome Architecture Club

 

21.02.14 Ed Hollis will be speaking about 'the Memory Palace' at Glasgow School of Art

 

06-08.02.14 Ed Hollis is a keynote speaker at the Artists in Concrete Awards Asia in Pune, India

 

05.02.14 Ed Hollis is speaking at the The Loft in Pune, India

 

13.01.14 Ed Hollis stages New Knowledge, Effectively Shared an exhibition about research at Edinburgh College of Art 

 

14.12.13 A huge, telescopic operation, 'a story that takes us from the cave to the cloud', Hollis's conceit is, finally, strong enough for its purposes. Tiptoeing a path somewhere between restoration and ruination, through a present that is 'the ruin of the past, a room rearranged rather than invented,' The Memory Palace is a provocative and thoughtful piece of work.

David Anderson reviews 'The Memory Palace' at Review 31 

 

07.12.14 NVA and the Invisible College celebrate the next steps for St Peter's Seminary at Kilmahew - with a dinner at Summerhall

 

01.12.13 The Memory Palace is one of the Sunday Times' books of the year!

With a poet's sensibility and a historian's delight, Hollis elegantly
uncovers how we use objects and space to define ourselves through memory.

James McConnachie,Sunday Times 2nd December 2013

 

24.11.13 Ed Hollis talks about The Memory Palace for the Richmond Literary Festival at Horace Walpole's Gothick Fantasy House, Strawberry Hill

 

07.11.13 Hollis (The Secret Lives of Buildings) dazzles and dizzies the reader in this cultural history of interiors and how the spaces we inhabit, decorate, and fill come to represent our sense of the world and the order we make of it.

Publishers Weekly, US

 

01.11.13 Ed's essay on 'Narrative Structures and Building Stories' is published as part of Once Upon a Place edited by Pedro Gadanho and Susana Oliveira and published by Caleidoscopio, Portugal


01.10.13 Ed's essay on 'The Interior: Television, Gaming, and New Media' is published as part of The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design published by Bloomsbury Academic

 

21.09.13 Here, as in his first book, The Secret Lives of Buildings, Hollis proves a refreshing thinker. He reaches beyond aesthetics and into the more unusual territory of how buildings are not only structures that architects make, but also whatever the rest of us come to make of them

Thomas Marks reviews the Memory Palace in the Telegraph 21.09.13

 

21.09.13 The Memory Palace is ostensibly a selective and often forensic history of interiors. But it is, more tellingly, a kind of instruction manual about ways of thinking about these histories. It's less a descriptive route-march through physical interiors, more a treatise about the mysteries of time and place'

Jay Merrick reviews 'the Memory Palace' in the Independent

 

05.09.13 The Memory Palace is on the long list for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non fiction 2013- the short list is announced on the 30th September

 

01.09.13 Hollis is not the man to baulk at unlikely juxtapositions and, as in his previous book, we are invited to make extraordinary and exhilarating connections over time and space.

Gillian Tindall in the Literary Review

 

31.08.13 The hidden messages behind home interiors: Leaders throughout history have used home design to  reflect how they want the world to see them

FT weekend

  

23.08.13 Even interiors that have been entirely lost can leave a mark that hangs in the cultural air. Edward Hollis's ramble through some of them brings together an oddly assorted group of sites in various stages of existence, including the Crystal Palace, Versailles, the old Palace of Westminster and his grandmother's sitting room.

A review in the Guardian for The Memory Palace: a Book of Lost Interiors

 

19.08.13 The divine Miss Tricity Vogue serenades the launch party for The Memory Palace: a Book of Lost Interiors

 

11.8.13 All books have brief indicators of subject matter on the back. Hollis's reads "History/Architecture", to which could be added classical culture, popular culture, monarchy, politics, consumerism, memoir, art collecting and more. This is the kind of non-fiction - like the work of WG Sebald or Paul Collins or Rebecca Solnit - that makes fiction seem predictable, thin and uncurious.

Stuart Kelly in the Scotsman 10.8.13

 

27.9.13 'The Rooms we Live In' returns to beautiful Higham Hall in Cumbria

 

27.08.13 Ed Hollis will be in parley with sculptor Krijn de Koning as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival.

 

15.8.13 Ed Hollis launches The Memory Palace: A Book of Lost Interiors at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

 

01.07.13 No Longer and Not Yet published in MPS: Architect, Media, Politics, Society

 

21.6.13   Ed Hollis will be speaking at 'The Uses and Abuses of Heritage', an even organised by the Schools of History, Business, and Classics and Archaeology at Edinburgh University

 

8.4.13   Ed Hollis is interviewed by Jonathan Glancey for The Concrete and the Divine, a BBC Radio 4 documentary about the sacred architecture of Gillespie Kidd and Coia

 

27.3.13 Ed Hollis reads A Taste for the Baroque as part of the BBC Radio 3 Baroque season of essays and concerts. 

 

15.2.13  Ed Hollis presents Model Cottages: Imagining Working Class Interiors at the Great Exhibition of 1851 at the CAA conference in New York City

 

18.1.13  Ed Hollis presents Versailles en Mal de Meuble at Power Time Agency conference at the University of Manchester

 

8.9.12 Third meeting of The Invisible College at St Peter's Seminary, Cardross, and the Lighthouse

 

22.6.12 Ed Hollis speaks on 'Narrative Structures, Building Stories' at Spatial Perspectives an interdisciplinary conference at the University of Oxford

 

8.6.12 Second Meeting of the The Invisible College at St Peter's Seminary, Cardross, and Renton

 

20-22.4.12 Ed Hollis runs a new course: 'The Rooms we Live In' at Higham Hall in Cumbria

 

29.3.12 Ed Hollis speaks at the Interior Educators Conference at Ravensbourne, London

 

23.3.12 First Meeting of the The Invisible College at St Peter's Seminary, Cardross

 

9.11.11 Ed Hollis talks about The Secret Lives of Buildings to Women in Property at Tsunami Axis, Edinburgh

 

8.10.11   Ed Hollis discusses the secret lives of Portobello's gothic architecture with Stuart Kelly, literary editor of the Scotsman at the Portobello Book Festival

 

13.8.11 To Have and to Hold, Ed Hollis joins Angus Farquhar of NVA and Gordon Murray to discuss radical new plans for St Peter's Seminar, Cardross, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

 

5.8.11 Wondrous Flitting, a play by Mark Thompson, Director of the Lyceum theatre, based on a chapter of the Secret Lives of Buildings, premiers at the Edinburgh Festival

 

16.7.11 Interior Tools, Interior Tactics, a reader in Interior design, co-edited by Ed Hollis, secretary of the Interiors Forum Scotland, is published by Libri Books

 

11.3.11 A new deal: the Secret Lives of Buildings is to be published in Taiwan

 

New deals for the new year: publication rights for The Secret Lives of Buildings have been sold in Spain, Portugal, the Czech Republic, and the virtual land of e-books

 

22.3.11  Ed Hollis speaks at 'Narrative and the Built Heritage' research symposium at Plymouth University

 

7.3.11 Ed Hollis speaks at the Cafe Culturel, Newcastle

 

3-4.3.11 Ed Hollis is a keynote speaker at the Interiors Futures Conference, Northumbria University

 

2-4.2.11 Ed Hollis, Alex Milton, and Euan Winton speak at the 5th conference on design pricinples and practices, Sapienza University, Rome

 

21.11.10 Ed Hollis joins the Scottish delegation to the Venice Biennale 2010

 

19.11.10 Ed Hollis speaks to the essay society at Stonyhurst College

 

27.10.10 The Secret Lives of Buildings is published in German

 

15.10.10 The Secret Lives of Buildings is published in paperback in the US

 

12-14.10.10 Edward Hollis speaks at Once Upon a Place, Haunted Houses and Imaginary Cities, in Lisbon

 

11.10.10 Edward Hollis speaks at the Cheltenham Literary Festival

 

01.09.10   The Secret Lives of Buildings is published in paperback by Portobello Books

 

1.8.10 A new book on the way: Ed has signed a deal with Portobello Books to write a second book. The Memory Palace, a Book of Lost Interiors tell the intimate and curious story of how we live in buildings, through the lens of five disappeared palaces, each of which is remembered in an ordinary sitting room. The manuscript is due in at the end of 2011.

 

17.6.2010 Ed Hollis tells tall tenement tales as part of the Edinburgh Old Town Festival

 

6.6.2010 Ed Hollis speaks at the Hay literary festival 4pm Sunday 6th June

 

29.5.2010 Ed Hollis speaks about The Secret Lives of Buildings at Charleston, West Sussex

 

29.3.2010 Ed Hollis talks about The Secret Lives of Buildings on the Book Cafe, Radio Scotland

 

14.5.2010 Ed Hollis speaks on 'The Memory Palace and the House of Life' at 'Interior Lives' the Modern Interiors Reseach Centre Conference, Kinsgtons University 

 

23.3.2010 Ed Hollis speaks to Alan Saunders, presenter of ' By Design' on ABC radio Australia

 

22.03.10 Ed Hollis talks about The Secret Lives of Buildings at the Oxford Literary Festival  

 

13.03.10 Ed Hollis talks about The Secret Lives of Buildings at Ways With Words in Keswick, Cumbria

 

07.03.10 Ed Hollis talks about The Secret Lives of Buildings at the Aye Write Festival in Glasgow

 

27.02.10 Ed Hollis talks about The Secret Lives of Buildings at the Bath Literary Festival

 

22.01.10 See me walk and talk! Ed Hollis tells the life of St Mungo on Glasgow High Street

 

17.01.10 Glen Perkins reviews The Secret Lives of Buildings for News Observer.com

 

12.01.10 Ian Volner reviews The Secret Lives of Buildings in Time Out New York 12th January 2010

....what it is, in fact, is an unusual sort of speculative history, almost a work of experimental fiction. The buildings, which are its nominal subjects, are only MacGuffins on which Hollis hangs a series of short stories on the themes of love, loss and time.

 

11.01.10   The Secret Lives of Buildings is in the Book Case top ten nonfiction books of the year

 

02.07.10   Ed Hollis talks about The Secret Lives of Buildings at the Beaminster Literary Festival

 

21.01.10    Ed Hollis talks about The Secret Lives of Buildings at the Flavel in Dartmouth, Devon

 

13.12.09   Change is Forever: Ed Hollis is interviewed for the Boston Globe

 

26.11.09   Ed Hollis talks about The Secret Lives of Buildings at North Berwick Library, East Lothian

 

25.11.09   Ed Hollis is back by popular demand to talk about The Secret Lives of Buildings at the Edinburgh Bookshop in Bruntsfield

 

11.11.09   Ed Hollis talks about The Secret Lives of Buildings on the Michelangelo Signorile Show, New York City

 

09.11.09 The Secret Lives of Buildings is published in the US by Metropolitan Books

 

31.10.09 Ed Hollis talks about The Secret Lives of Buildings at the Independent Radical Book Fair

 

14.10.09 Ed Hollis talks about the Secret Lives of Buildings at the Edinburgh Bookshop in Bruntsfield

 

27.09.09 Ed Hollis, architect Malcolm Fraser, and Ian Wright, director of Edinburgh's Central Library discuss the building and its history as part of Doors Open Day

 

20.09.09   Ed Holllis talks about The Secret Lives of Buildings at the Throckmorton Literary Restival

 

17.09.09 Ed Hollis is interviewed for the BBC World Service about The Secret Lives of Buildings

 

17.09.09 The Secret Lives of Buildings is launched at Daunt Books in Holland Park, London

 

16.09.09 Ed Hollis, architect Piers Gough, and RIBA president Ruth Reed discuss The Secret Lives of Buildings with Matthew Sweet for BBC Radio 3's Nightwaves

 

20.08.09 The Secret Lives of Buildings is launched at the Edinburgh International Book Festival