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Creation From Catastrophe: How Architecture Rebuilds Communities

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – Sunday, April 24, 2016 , 

Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
London W1B 1AD , go to map

Admissions: Free!

Equitable Building Time Lapse, Jack Behrend, circa 1962

“A Disaster zone where everything is lost offers the perfect opportunity for us to take a fresh look, from the ground up, at what architecture really is.” –Toyo Ito

The destruction of cities, whether manmade or natural, can present unique opportunities to radically rethink imagined in the aftermath of disasters. The exhibition “Creation from Catastrophe – How Architecture Rebuilds Communities” explores the varying and sometimes magical ways that cities and communities have been re-imagined in the aftermath of disasters. It considers the evolving relationship between man, architecture and nature and asks whether we are now facing a paradigm shift in how we live and build in the 21st century. Starting with the five alternative plans for London created after the Great Fire of 1666, the exhibition takes the audience on a journey through 18th century Lisbon, 19th century Chicago, 20th century Skopje, ending in current day Nepal, Nigeria, Japan, Chile, Pakistan and USA. (description courtesy of the RIBA website)

CFA is delighted to contribute to this program that will display Jack Behrend’s Equitable Building Time Lapse (circa 1962) and Marion Kudlick’s Around Chicago (1941 through 1960).

Location:
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
London W1B 1AD
go to map
Admissions:Free!
Web address:www.architecture.com/WhatsOn/Jan2016/CreationfromCatastrophe.aspx