Posted by: hiddenlondon | February 24, 2012

A Place to Call Home – Exhibition

The home of RIBA (the Royal Institute of British Architects) in Portland Place is, naturally enough I suppose, a wonderful example of 1930’s Art Deco Architecture, designed by architect George Grey Wornum.  It is a great place to visit in its own right, but there’s also a library, bookshop, cafe, restaurant and events, including films, talks and exhibitions.

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

The ‘A Place to Call Home’ exhibition is part of RIBA’s Home Season, which in turn is part of their ‘Homewise’ campaign for better housing throughout Britain.  The exhibition is guest curated by Sarah Beeny, and charts the story of the design of everyday homes in the UK, from the advent of mass building in the late 18th century, through to the present day, via suburban expansion and post-war experiment.  Also part of the Home Season are talks and a screening of the films ‘Land of Promise’, directed by Paul Rotha in 1946 and ‘Dilapidated Dwelling’, directed by Patrick Keiller and starring Tilda Swinton.

The exhibition and Home Season run until 28th April
RIBA, 66 Portland Place
Free admission


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