Futures Found. An exhibition on post-war British architecture at the RA

‘Futures Found’ explores the contrasts between the ambitions for Britain’s new post-war cityscapes and the varied futures that were subsequently created. The exhibition is on view between 18 February — 29 May 2017 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Through six case studies, proposed by guest curators, the Futures Found display will present the parallel and often conflicting narratives that have developed around a selection of post-war projects since their creation. The display includes references and material drawn from film, music, literature and art, as well as the lived experiences of residents and social activism.Together they will challenge the perceived sense of failure of these projects and instead will show a much wider and more nuanced view of what this architecture created and inspired.

Image: Student accommodation at the University of Essex. Courtesy of Essex University Archives