Summer Exhibition architecture afternoon
Friday 16 June 2023 1.30 - 6pm
The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre | Burlington Gardens
£25 / £10. Includes access to the Summer Exhibition and a drinks reception.
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Celebrate the Summer Exhibition Architecture Room at this afternoon of conversations with some of the featured artists and architects, with Peter Barber RA.
Discover some of the stories behind the works in the Summer Exhibition Architecture Room, hear from Architecture Room curator Peter Barber, then join us for a drinks reception in the Main Galleries.
The theme of this year's Architecture Room, chosen by Peter Barber, is “making is thinking”. Throughout the afternoon, you’ll hear from architects, both established and emerging, as they discuss trial and error in creative practice and the importance of the handmade in architecture.
In between the presentations there will be opportunities to join in the discussion.
Speakers include Ben Stringer, Bjork Haraldsdottir, Emmanuel Vercruysse, Jonah Luswata, Katerina Dionysopoulou and Billy Mavropoulos of Bureau de Change, Laura Allen, Naomi De Barr and Niall Mclaughlin RA.
Peter Barber RA is one of Britain's most acclaimed architects. His practice focuses on innovative and affordable social housing. In recent years, Peter Barber Architects has received awards which include the RIBA Neave Brown Award for Housing 2021. Peter was awarded an OBE for services to architecture and was elected as a Royal Academician in January 2022. In 2022 he was also awarded the Soane Medal.
Grant Gibson, launched the critically acclaimed podcast Material Matters in 2019, which inspired an annual fair of the same name at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf in 2022.
Your ticket includes a drinks reception for all participants and speakers and access to the Summer Exhibition from 6.30pm during our Friday late opening.