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This week’s picks for London architecture and design events

This week has some
fantastic events from emerging architects and thinkers. From films exploring
and documenting political unrest, to delving into the history of the concrete
which surrounds us in London.

Make sure to check back regularly to see updated with London‘s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations, and to avoid missing those ending soon, including Flying Trees and Sunken Squares.

Architecture on Display: James Taylor-Foster | 14 March

The fourth talk in this series comes from multidisciplinary curator and architectural designer James Taylor-Foster. The series questions the meaning and means of curating architecture in modern times. This talk in particular will focus on the implications of, and strategies behind, the display of architecture.

Architectural Photo Walk: Robin Hood Gardens | 17 March

If you haven’t got
plans for St Patrick’s day, why not start them with an architectural photo
walk? The walk will focus on the Robin Hood Gardens
social housing project, an example of Brutalism which is perhaps the most
discussed in recent times. 

A Journey Through Brutalism – National Trust Guided Walking Tour | 17 March

This walking tour
through the Brutalist streets of Croydon is being lead by the RISEgallery in
partnership with National Trust. Croydon is perhaps one of the only places in
the UK where you can still sense the post-war optimism through these hulking
concrete structures.  

Timber Rising: Vertical visions for the cities of tomorrow | Until 19 May

Focusing on the most
radical and significant mass timber solutions and structures, this exhibition
includes interviews from key participants as well as international examples of
timber projects. The models, images, and text forming the bulk of this exhibition
show the scope of wood and the latest advancements in the surrounding

Modernism and Model Dwellings: Housing in Bethnal Green | 18 March

This walking tour of
Bethnal Green’s exemplary examples of social housing touches on its roots in
Victorian philanthropy to the Modernist council housing which stands today. The
tour will show how the borough council was radically forward-thinking in its

Architecture on Film: The Wild Frontier | 20 March

This UK premiere of this sensitive portrait of the
Calais ‘jungle’ and community will be shown next Tuesday at the Barbican, organised by the Architecture Foundation. The
film’s focus is on the inhabitants, and the way of life within such a unique
temporary city. 

Debate | Architectural Marmite: 8 iconic London buildings you’ll love or hate | 13 March

This event is sold
out, but if you have a free evening tonight, why not put yourself on the
waiting list? This debate, where drinks and historians will mix to convince the audience on which London
buildings should be praised and which should be razed, is set to be a lively one. 

Have an event you want to submit? Send it to Bustler for review here.

Find more events in London here.

Also keep track of our weekly event picks for New York City and Los Angeles.

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Iceland Northern Lights Rooms

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Call for Entries: Baghdad Design Centre

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Kemeri National Park Observation Tower

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