Steve and I were busy last friday, presenting our paper at this 2 day international conference. It was a beautiful sunny day and i believe Ruskin would have been proud as We spoke of the 'We are not an Island' project and our aims for this work. We learnt much of Ruskin and as ever when you are with him amazingly interesting people arent far behind. Highlights were for me the session on Memory and Loss and speakers Tino Mager [Architectural Historian] from Delft technical University, Ryan Roark [Architect] of Kohn Pedersen Fox and Bernard Richards of Brazenose College Oxford. All 3 showed and talked of contrasts and afterlifes of spaces and buildings.