Futures Found

The Real and Imagined Cityscapes of Post-war Britain

18 February — 29 May 2017

‘Futures Found’ explores the contrasts between the ambitions for Britain’s new post-war cityscapes and the varied futures that were subsequently created.

Through six case studies, proposed by guest curators, the Futures Found display will present the parallel and often conflicting narratives that have developed around a selection of post-war projects since their creation. The display includes references and material drawn from film, music, literature and art, as well as the lived experiences of residents and social activism.Together they will challenge the perceived sense of failure of these projects and instead will show a much wider and more nuanced view of what this architecture created and inspired.

Guest curators:
Victor Buchli, Department of Anthropology, UCL
Owen Hopkins, Sir John Soane’s Museum
Helen Ikla, Architecture Department, Royal Academy of Arts
Penny Lewis, Lecturer in Architecture, University of Dundee
Jules Lubbock, Emeritus Professor of Art History, University of Essex
Tom Wilkinson, History Editor, The Architectural Review

This display is part of the Lost Futures: Futures Found season that includes an event programme and a new publication, Lost Futures: The Disappearing Architecture of Post-War Britain, written by Owen Hopkins.

18 February — 29 May 2017

Saturday – Thursday 10am – 6pm Friday 10am – 10pm

The Architecture Space