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‘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, UCLOwen Hopkins, Sir John Soane’s MuseumHelen Ikla, Architecture Department, Royal Academy of ArtsPenny Lewis, Lecturer in Architecture, University of DundeeJules Lubbock, Emeritus Professor of Art History, University of EssexTom 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.