Walking with Ghosts

Fully booked
  • Discussion
  • Speech-to-text

What you’ll do

Come and hear Iain Sinclair talk about his series of expeditions to explore the connections between sickness and structures. As research for his new book, ‘Living with Buildings’, Sinclair travelled to London, Marseille, Mexico and the Outer Hebrides. Listen to tales about the tower blocks, hospitals, churches and architectural designs he encountered, and their relationship to our health. There will an opportunity for you to ask questions.

About your contributors

Photograph of Rowan Moore

Rowan Moore


Rowan Moore is architecture critic at the Observer and the author of ‘Slow Burn City’ and ‘Why We Build’.

Photograph of Iain Sinclair

Iain Sinclair


Iain Sinclair was born in south Wales. He went to school in the west of England and university in Dublin. He lives, walks and writes in east London. His books include 'Downriver' (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Prize), 'Lights Out for the Territory', 'London Orbital', 'Hackney', 'That Rose-Red Empire', 'American Smoke' and 'The Last London'.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Henry Wellcome Auditorium. To get there, take the stairs or the lift down to level –1.

First come, first seated

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee a place on the day. Doors usually open 15 minutes before an event starts, and you can take your seats in order of arrival. We advise arriving ten minutes before the event is scheduled to start.


This event will have live speech-to-text transcription for visitors who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. If you would like to come along, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.