Picks from the London Architecture Festival

It’s not a vintage year for the London Architecture Festival. Ouch, the cuts run deep. But there are a few fringe events worth exploring:

Rich City, Poor City: The Royal Exchange and Debtors’ Prison on the Early Modern Stage

The last in the series of lectures about the theatrical culture of Shakespearean playhouses that spread across Tudor and Stuart London from 1567–1642 in Shoreditch, Bankside and Blackfriars. 

V&A, Sunday 16th June 3pm, £5

More information here.

3D printing at Atlas of the Unbuilt World

3Dpeasy will be bringing their printer to the Atlas of the Unbuilt World exhibition for one week and printing your projects from around the world. For more information get in touch @3Dpeasy. Info a little vague on costs – maybe its free??

Monday-Saturday: 10:00-18:00, Sunday: 12:00-17:00 18th – 22nd June at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, Royal Ear Hospital, Ground Floor, Capper Street, London, WC1E 6AP

More information here and here.

Chromazone: Colour in Contemporary Architecture

Robert Wilson, Editor, Curator and Architect discusses the explosion of colour in recent architecture and references projects by David Chipperfield, Renzo Piano, Diener & Diener, Will Alsop and Caruso St John amongst others. A focus on the origins of architecture’s often problematic relationship to colour – “from the 19th century polychromy debate about classical architecture to the more recent obsession with ‘any colour as long as it’s white’ (or tasteful grey)!”
V&A Wed 19th June 2013 Free 13:00 – 13:45. More information here.

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