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Freestyle - Architectural Adventures in Mass Media

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Book here to visit the FREESTYLE exhibition at RIBA

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RIBA is reopening its Architecture Gallery. From 2 July to 4 September, you can visit our current exhibition ‘FREESTYLE – Architectural Adventures in Mass Media’, a RIBA commission with Space Popular, on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm.

To make sure everyone is as safe and comfortable as possible we have introduced an advance booking option and are limiting the number of people in the gallery at any one time. Each booking slot last 30 minutes. If you require longer time in the gallery, we encourage you to book two consecutive slots.

Visitor information:

· Access to the Architecture Gallery is available by appointment only on Fridays and Saturdays between 10am and 5pm, from 2 July to 4 September 2021. You don't need to print your ticket we'll have a list.

· To reduce queuing and reducing the number of people in the building, please do not arrive before your chosen time slot.

· Please bring a face-covering with you as you will be asked to wear one when in the gallery unless you are exempt. When in the building please observe social distancing.

· We will do a quick a temperature check on your arrival.

· Hand sanitiser is available in key areas, along with increased cleaning regimes in toilets and other high use areas.

· One-way routes and safe distancing guidelines are in place throughout the building.

· The exhibition is wheelchair accessible, and alternative formats of written material are available. Please speak to the gallery assistant for more information.

· Please note that neither the RIBA Café nor the RIBA Bookshop will be open.

· Unfortunately, there are no storage facilities for large bags or luggage. Please do not bring these to the gallery.

· If you or anyone in your household has Covid symptoms, please stay at home and visit another time.

· Please note that we will use the information (name/email address/phone number) you submit to Eventbrite to comply with NHS Test & Trace requirements. Your data will not be used for any other purposes.

If you have any questions drop us an email on or call us on 020 7580 5533 and we will be happy to help.

About this event:

Delving into RIBA’s world-class collection of drawings, artefacts and objects, FREESTYLE traces a narrative through architectural history, from the point when mass media enables style to spread freely, transcending cultural and geographical borders.

In a stunning transformation, the RIBA Architecture Gallery is swathed in stimulating layers of information. A kaleidoscopic and custom-printed carpet acts as a giant timeline, spanning five hundred years and depicting various tools of image-making technology: from the Gutenberg press to the pinhole camera, to the computer and smartphone, as armatures of the recent digital and virtual realm. Read more about FREESTYLE here.

FREESTYLE – Architectural Adventures in Mass Media is a RIBA commission by Space Popular. This exhibition is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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