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London Estates: Modernist Council Housing 1946 – 1981


7 March - 7 March

Why are some London council estates considered notorious, while others are arguably the most desirable places to live in the capital? This flash exhibition showcases images from the most comprehensive photographic document of the London council estate, while the accompanying book provides insight to this question.

Featuring the designs of Denys Lasdun, Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, Ernö Goldfinger, Basil Spence and Kate Macintosh, a huge range of architectural styles are represented – from pre-fabricated and self-built schemes to Modernist and brutalist designs, including over 30 protected buildings.

London Estates: Modernist Council Housing 1946 – 1981‘ is a flash one-night exhibition celebrating London council estates in all their diversity, championing the neglected alongside the distinguished, honouring their immeasurable contribution to the social and architectural fabric of the capital.

Join us for the late opening, featuring the photographer and author, Thaddeus Zupančič, signing copies of his book and in discussion with Catherine Croft, Director of the Twentieth Century Society.


1B Charterhouse Square

Nearest tube / overground: Barbican or Farringdon
Bus route: 4, 56, 153

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11am-6pm

Book Launch and Artist Interview: 6pm to 9pm with interview at 8pm

Catherine Croft, Director of the Twentieth Century Society, colleague of the artist, and gallery friend, will pose a handful of questions to photographer / artist / author Thaddeus Zupančič, to shine a light on his extraordinary documentary project.

This is an in-person addendum to the full-length interview to be published in C20 (2024/1) – the magazine of the Twentieth Century Society – not to be missed!

Drinks, Book Signing, Prints for Sale, Artist / Author Interview

Getting to: Velorose

Located at the corner of Carthusian Street and Charterhouse Square, just off Aldersgate Street. Literally around the corner from Barbican Tube Station.


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