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Architecture on Film: Robin Hood Gardens + The Smithsons on Housing (U) + ScreenTalk

Architecture on Film

Still from Robin Hood Gardens

Join us for an evening debating one of the twentieth century’s most contested and emblematic modern buildings, from its conception to its afterlife, across two films and 50 years.

In an interview for the BBC, The Smithsons on Housing (1970), Robin Hood Gardens architects Alison and Peter Smithson discuss the genesis of their under construction project, alongside hopes and fears for it, architecture and London

50 years later, on the brink of its demolition, the documentary Robin Hood Gardens (2022) maps the legacy of the experimental Brutalist housing estate, building a nuanced conversation on the limits of architecture’s capacity for social good through a multitude of present-day interviews and perspectives.

After the UK premiere of their film, a ScreenTalk with directors Thomas Beyer and Adrian Dorschner, chaired by Ellis Woodman (Director, Architecture Foundation) continues the discussion.

Curated by the Architecture Foundation

Supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK.

The Smithsons on Housing
UK 1970 dir B.S. Johnson 28 min

With thanks to the BFI National TV Archive

Robin Hood Gardens
Germany 2022 dirs Thomas Beyer, Adrian Dorschner 90 min

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