Our subject is the city, and the delightful complexity of it. We explore the multi-layered experience that stems in part from the interaction between the physical forms of the city, and from the social organisations and practices that exist within it. This season's events and exhibitions aim to heighten the awareness of architecture's contribution to the meaning of urban experience.
Critic's Choice: London's Most Important Building
Invited critics propose and make a case for what they believe to be London's most important building. A panel of respondents debate and discuss the chosen building, and encourage the audience to share their own views. Read more
Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP: The Houses of Parliament (5 Mar)
Simon Fanshawe: Soho (26 Mar)
Stephen Poliakoff: The Natural History Museum (23 Apr)
A series of lectures by architects from four continents.
Grafton Architects (12 Mar)
Jeanne Gang (21 Mar)
Sean Godsell (16 Apr)
Urbanus (26 Apr)
The Royal Academy Forum, first established over 20 years ago, is a platform for public debate on topics at the interface between the visual arts and architecture, with philosophical, political, social and economic issues.
Ruptures – Richard Wilson RA and Liza Fior (13 Feb)
Imagining Hawksmoor (27 Feb)
Urban Narratives (16 May)