19 May 2018 — 1 April 2019
Discover how digital technologies are transforming our lives and everyday environments in a series of projects inside the RA’s new Architecture Studio
Today, digital technologies are often presented as the ultimate solution for cooperating and living in a globalised world, connecting people and places, and making our landscapes and actions more efficient. However, the use of these new technologies also raises questions of privacy, security, sustainability, health and dependency, creating radical transformations in the relationship between people and the environments they inhabit as well as the boundaries between humans and technology.
Invisible Landscapes will make visible the often-invisible presence of digital technologies in our lives and everyday environments. From the home to the city, the Royal Academy will invite practice-based researchers to present new work through three interconnected acts. Their installations will address how architecture can respond and engage with emerging contemporary issues around technology, and suggest new ways of being, belonging and living.
19 May 2018 — 1 April 2019
Daily 8am – 8pm
Friday 8am – 10pm
The Architecture Studio, The Dorfman Senate Rooms
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
About the Architecture Studio
The new Architecture Studio provides a permanent home for architectural explorations. It’s a creative space that invites audiences to engage with innovative and critical ideas on architecture, visual arts and contemporary culture.
Each year, the Architecture Studio addresses a major theme, explored through a series of projects and installations that foster research, discussion and production around architecture, culture and society. We invite some of the most innovative thinkers and practitioners from across architecture, design and art to participate. Together they create installations that showcase and test emerging material that suggest ways in which architecture can address and question contemporary issues, whether environmental, cultural, social or political.
Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings
15 September – 20 January 2019
This September, we celebrate the unique vision of one of the greatest architects of our time. From the Pompidou Centre in Paris to The Shard in London, Renzo Piano Building Workshop has designed some of the world’s most recognisable contemporary buildings.
With an exhibition designed and curated in collaboration with Renzo Piano and his team, we invite you to encounter architecture that touches the human spirit.