Centre of the Month (June): The Architecture Foundation
< About The Architecture Foundation:
The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary
architecture, urbanism and culture. Central to our activities is the belief
that architecture enriches lives.
The Architecture Foundation writes: "We cultivate new talent and new ideas. Through our diverse programmes we facilitate international and interdisciplinary exchange, stimulate critical engagement amongst professionals, policy makers and a broad public, and shape the quality of the built environment."
Established in 1991 as Britain's first independent architecture centre, The
Architecture Foundation has organised hundreds of public exhibitions, design initiatives, competitions and debates in venues across Britain and
internationally. < Events and Initiatives:Exhibition:
Rotterdam/Copenhagen-based Powerhouse Company and critic and architectural historian Hans Ibelings present a polemical exhibition illustrating the far-reaching impacts of new economic circumstances on architecture’s past, present and future.
Working with Team London Bridge, Southwark Council, emerging Australian architect Andrew Burns, and award winning landscape architect Sarah Eberle, Gibbon's Rent a forgotten cut through from Magdalen Street to Bermondsey will be transformed into a permanent shared green space for all to enjoy.See the feature in Time Out. Exhibition:
For his fist solo exhibition outside of North America, Chicago-based
Canadian architect Jimenez Lai’s Bureau Spectacular will transform the AF’s Project Space with an inhabitable installation; creating a modular home of ‘super-furniture, which he will call home over the London Festival of Architecture Period.Education:
The Architecture Foundation is delighted to announce its new partnership with internationally renowned architecture practice Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, who will be sponsoring the next two years of its education programme, The Urban Pioneers. The programme, which engages teams of 16-19 year olds in areas undergoing significant change, empowering them to critically explore the transformations happening around them, and develop new skills, will be coming to the borough of Hillingdon is summer 2012.
The Architecture Foundation