Discover the meaning of making in the Square Mile’s architecture with historian, writer and lecturer Chris Rogers, author of How to Read London.
This walk takes you through centuries of making in the Square Mile. The Brutalist architecture of the Barbican, itself a masterclass in the potential of a single medium, introduces a neighbourhood whose varied, mostly small-scale buildings reflect a history of craft, industry and materials.
Encounter work by architects and artists including Horace Jones and William de Morgan, MAKE and Fletcher Priest, and see Richard Rogers and Terry Farrell in a new light.
The walk will start and end at the Level G Barbican Shop entrance and will last approximately 90 minutes.
In the first of our series of 'How to' workshops focussing on traditional crafts, tapestry weaver Christabel Balfour invites us in her South London studio for a weaving demonstration.
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The Barbican Shop is located over two levels on Level G at the bottom of the Silk Street entrance ramp, opposite The Curve gallery, or can be accessed from Level -1.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.