Exhibition on View January 14 – February 19
This exhibition opening reception begins after Dennis Crompton’s lecture in STAMPS Auditorium in the Walgreen Drama Center.
This exhibition celebrates the imagination and ingenuity of Archigram, the British architects whose dynamic and provocative vision of future life brought the pop spirit to the architecture avant garde in 1960s Britain.
Vibrant, playful, optimistic, and iconoclastic, the visionary architectural projects presented by Archigram in exhibitions, collages, drawings and film, played an important role in 1960s pop culture and have an enduring influence on architecture today. Archigram was founded in London in 1961 around a nucleus of young architects: Warren Chalk, Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron and Michael Webb. Inspired by pop culture, advances in technology and the belief that architects had a responsibility to develop new ways of responding to social change, the group rebelled against the conservative architectural establishment by launching a magazine – entitled Archigram – to express its ideas.
Organized by Dennis Crompton for Archigram. Supported by the Johe Fund.
Join us also for an opening lecture delivered by Dennis Crompton, January 13 at 6:00pm in the Walgreen Drama Center’s STAMPS Auditorium, followed by an opening reception for the exhibition at the Liberty Research Annex.
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