To launch The Brutalist Playground, RIBA with Assemble and artist Simon Terrill invite you to an evening of talks, films, tours and more exploring the links between post-war architecture and urban play!
INTRODUCTION AND TALKS
'Welcome to the Playground'
By Assemble/Simon Terrill
6.20 to 6.40pm, Jarvis Hall, Lower Ground Floor
'A Brief History of Brutalism'
By Simon Henley, Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects
6.45 to 7.05pm, Jarvis Hall, Lower Ground Floor
'The Reinvention of the Postwar Playground'
By Penny Wilson, Tower Hamlets Play Association
7.10 to 7.30pm, Jarvis Hall, Lower Ground Floor
'24 Hour Living Toys'
By Samantha McClean, architectural historian/biographer of Cedric Price
7.35 to 7.55pm, Jarvis Hall, Lower Ground Floor
'Play and Urban Subversion'
By Oli Mould, Dept. of Geography at the University of London
8 to 8.20pm, Jarvis Hall, Lower Ground Floor
TOURS & ACTIVITIES
66 Portland Place
6.30 to 7.15pm, 7 to 7.45pm, 7.30 to 8.15pm
Sign up at reception, Ground Floor
6 to 9pm, 1st Floor Landing
Paint the walls of the RIBA and play amongst the myriad of colours. See footage of The Brick Box’s projects including their work in Thamesmead. Guest hosted by The Brick Box
Social Skydiving at the Friendzone
6 to 9.40pm, Florence Hall, 1st Floor
‘Good ol’ fashion social interaction comprising of games, task cards, icebreakers. Guest hosted by The Friends Zone
‘Long Live Southbank: The Bigger Picture’ (2013)
& 'Concrete Circus' (2011)
On loop together between 6 to 9.45pm, 1st Floor landing
Films and exerts exploring landmark urban landscapes through play and intervention. Film courtesy of LLSB and Christie Films. NB: LLSB team available on night to talk and answer questions.
'The Council Estate in Time'
On loop together between 6 to 9.45pm, Luytens Room, 2nd Floor
Exploration of the lost landscapes and forgotten dreams of social housing from the archives of the BFI. Courtesy of the BFI.
'The BALFRON TOWER/Rowlett Street Archives'
On loop together between 6 to 9.45pm, Soane Room, 2nd Floor
A selection of videos from a project established by James Lander/Those Who Wish to Remain Anonymous that explores the ephemera around a landmark of British Brutalism.
NEW EXHIBITION & DISPLAYS
The Brutalist Playground
6 to 10pm, The Architecture Gallery, Ground Floor
'Ist-on: Situations' - By Emre Arolat Architects
6 to 10pm, The Practice Space, Second Floor
FOOD, DRINK, FILM & MUSIC
With music from The Amy Grimehouse DJs and Film by Uandnonu [you-und-non-you]
From 6pm and last orders at the bar 9.40pm, Florence Hall