£53.59 – £64.07

Architecture Photo Walk: Golden Lane and the Barbican

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Royal Institute of British Architects

66 Portland Place

Westminister

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W1B 1AD

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Join us for this architecture photo walk that compares two great Corporation of London estates - Golden Lane and the Barbican. Designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, these estates provided much needed housing in City of London locations that had been heavily bomb damaged during the war. Both connect to a Corbusian lineage of modernist architecture and, now listed, continue to be well-maintained exemplars from a period of utopian ideals for city living.

You will begin the day at RIBA’s HQ in London. Here we will contextualise the afternoon session as you will have the opportunity to look at some of the important reference points within the RIBA Library Collections. Items will include period photographs made at the completion of both estates as well as more recent books and journals that revisit and review the schemes.

Next, as a group, we head offsite to the Barbican for a guided tour around both the estates where you will be challenged to capture images of these two iconic locations. Led by a professional photographer who is familiar with the estates, you will firstly focus on translating the mornings session through reading the urban fabric and then looking at the architectural details. The day will finish with a discussion and review of images.


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This event is led by photographer Anthony Palmer for students and adults aged 18 and over. It starts at the RIBA before taking to the streets.

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to engage actively with architecture through drawing and is suitable for photographers at all levels, including beginners. Participants must bring equipment they are comfortable with including phones, tablets or cameras.

Online booking in advance is essential.​

Please note: this is a photo walk that explores the contexts of photographing architecture, rather than the technical skills of photography.


Accessibility

We strive to ensure our events are accessible for wheelchair users. Occasionally our offsite visits may involve steps and uneven terrain; please contact us to discuss the route for specific tours and events.

For other learning workshops, see architecture.com/learning


Terms and Conditions

  • Participants must be aged 18 or over; proof of age may be requested.
  • We can offer a full refund up to 14 days in advance of the event start date. Thereafter, we cannot offer a refund or transfer. Cancellations must be made in writing to learning@riba.org.
  • We reserve the right to alter the advertised content of events.
  • In the unlikely event we need to cancel we will contact all ticket holders as soon as possible to rearrange or offer a full refund. We cannot reimburse or compensate for travel or other associated costs.
  • We strive to ensure our events are accessible for wheelchair users. Occasionally our offsite visits may involve steps and uneven terrain; please contact us to discuss the route for specific tours and events.
  • A photographer may attend this event and the images may be used to publicise future RIBA events.
  • By accepting an invitation or purchasing a ticket you consent to being photographed, filmed or recorded as a visitor attending the event.
  • On entry to the event you agree to accept and abide by any venue rules; the RIBA reserves the right to remove participants who behave inappropriately from events.
  • The details you provide will be used in accordance with the RIBA's GDPR obligations. For information on how we will handle your personal data please see our Privacy Policy at www.architecture.com.
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W1B 1AD

United Kingdom

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