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What to see in January

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A selection of exhibitions and installations coming up in the new year 

Creation from catastrophe: how architecture rebuilds communities

Creation from Catastrophe – how architecture rebuilds communities

Creation from Catastrophe – how architecture rebuilds communities

Source: RIBA collections

Sir Christopher Wren’s plan for rebuilding the city of london after the great fire of 1666

This exhibition will explore how places have been reimagined and rebuilt following natural or man-made disasters from the Fire of London in 1666 to the earthquake in Nepal last year.

It will explore the role that architects take in facilitating the task and look into the nature of community spirit and the effect that has on the redevelopment.

It will include work from Yasmeen Lari, ELEMENTAL, OMA, Shigeru Ban, NLÉ, Toyo Ito, Metabolism (Kenzo Tange and Kurokawa Kisho) and Sir Christopher Wren.

When 26 January - 24 April 2016

Where The Architecture Gallery, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London

Walter’s Way: the self-build revolution

Walter’s Way: the self-build revolution

Walter’s Way: the self-build revolution

Walter Segal meets self-builders on site at Segal Close, Lewisham, London

The AA will present the work of Walter Segal, the architect who pioneered a self-building technique.

The ‘Segal method’ was adopted by Lewisham Council in the late 1970s for an experimental self-building housing project across four sites. This exhibition concentrates on two of the resulting streets, Walter’s Way and Segal Close, built under Segal’s personal guidance.

Drawings, documents and designs will be presented in a newly constructed section of Segal’s own house, along with a modern day interpretation of the Segal technique by Turner Prize winners Assemble.

When 16 January - 13 February 2016

Where Architectural Association, London 

Mavericks: breaking the mould of British architecture

Mavericks: breaking the mould of British architecture

Mavericks: breaking the mould of British architecture

Source: Mary McCartney

Zaha Hadid

Along with a book and a series of events, the Mavericks exhibition will feature an installation involving the work of twelve architects: Robert Smythson, John Vanbrugh, James Wyatt, John Soane, Charles Robert Cockerell, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Charles Holden, H. S. Goodhart-Rendel, James Stirling, Cedric Price, FAT and Zaha Hadid.

When 26 January - 20 April 2016

Where Architecture Space and Cafe Gallery, Royal Academy, London

Streets ahead: the future of London’s roads

Streets ahead: the future of London’s roads

Streets ahead: the future of London’s roads

An exhibition exploring how London’s roads have evolved

A New London Architecture exhibition in association with TfL, exploring how London’s roads and streets have evolved over history and how they will need to adapt in the future to create better places, meet the needs of a growing population and respond to changing technologies.

When 28 January - 24 February 2016

Where The Building Centre, Store Street, London

Monuments should not be trusted

Monuments should not be trusted

Monuments should not be trusted

Source: Marinko Sudac Collection

Monuments Should Not Be Trusted collates over 30 leading artists and groups from the ’golden years’ of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - the period between the early 1960s and the mid 1980s.

When 16 January - 4 March 2016

Where Nottingham Contemporary

Richard Woods: duck weave

Richard Woods: Duck Weave

Richard Woods: Duck Weave

The development of an ancient building technology recently rediscovered by Richard Woods

‘Duck Weave’ charts the development of an ancient building technology recently rediscovered by Richard Woods. The artist-run Gallery in Digbeth presents the first research stages of Woods’ redeploying of a local ‘Digbeth’ version of this construction technique.

When 30 January - 9 April 2016

Where Eastside Projects, Birmingham 

Michael Dean: now now now now (working title)

Michael Dean: Now Now Now Now (Working Title)

Michael Dean: Now Now Now Now (Working Title)

A site specific work for the Harris and Co building in Bristol by Michael Dean

A site specific work for the Harris and Co building in Bristol by Michael Dean, a sculptor who uses cast concrete and industrial materials. For ‘Now’, Dean has interrupted wooden hoarding as part of his sculpture: a large structure which is angled to spell out the words ‘now…now…now…now’.

When 12 October 2015 - 31 January 2016

Where Narrow Quay, near Arnolfini, Bristol

We built this city

We built this city

We built this city

This exhibition collated architectural drawings from members of the Manchester Society of Architects along with the historic library collection, to promote the architectural heritage of Manchester. The exhibition of drawings and paintings has been curated by Simon Green, a local society member.

When 10 November 2015 - 19 March 2016

Where MMU Special Collections Gallery, Manchester

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