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Footprint's 5 things to do this week

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This week’s events include a talk by Anna Minton and a tour of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners prototype zero carbon home

Anna Minton on Privatised ‘Public’ Places at RA

Anna Minton

When 30 August

Where Royal Academy, Burlington Gardens, London

In her Soapbox Talk, Anna discusses ‘how the security which comes with privatised ‘public’ places creates fear and paranoia. A truly public realm by contrast, is open, inclusive and democratic’.


Richard Rogers zero carbon Homeshell house at RSA


When until 8 September

Where Royal Academy of Arts

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ prototype zero carbon home has been installed in the courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts. The three-storey Homeshell house uses prefabricated technology first developed for Oxley Woods estate in Milton Keynes.


Octavia’s Orchard


When until September

Where Southbank

As part of the Southbank Festival of Neighbourhood, London-based small practice What if: projects has installed a series of green spaces along Mandela Walk, close to the Southbank Centre.


Last chance: Charles Correa at the RIBA


When until Sept 4

Where RIBA

Charles Correa is an internationally recognised architect and urban designer who has played a pivotal role in the creation of an architecture for post-Independence India. Drawing on a unique philosophy rooted in the rich traditions of people and climate, Correa’s work is informed both by a world view and intimate understanding of place. This new landmark exhibition showcases his signature projects from across the world and charts a career spanning over five decades.


Book your green tour of Open House weekend

Open House 2013

When 21-22 September

Where London

Open House London offers a unique opportunity to find out more about low carbon solutions through a wide range of activities and a showcase of exemplary green buildings. Look for ‘G’ for green features in the listings, which include retrofit exemplars, new build and low impact buildings.


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