Postmodernism (or PoMo) has really been the focus of this year's London architecture scene, and this week is no exception. Take your PoMo in the form of tours, talks, or exhibitions. Don't miss your chance to get to vote on the Dulwich Pavilion shortlist before it ends on 22 July.
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Tate Modern are holding a series of workshops with the School of Civic Action. For this 'public classroom' participants will be exploring prototypes for a Civic City with a hands-on approach. Design meets activism here as the focus will fall on designing open-source for environmental change.
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For this event, David Knight (designer, strategist and author) will be interviewing Job Floris, architect and co-founder of Monadnock, a Rotterdam-based practice. Through this, postmodernism's legacy in contemporary architecture will be explored, as they look at how the style has influenced the wider relationship between inhabitants and architectural design.
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Early Bird tickets have sold out, but there's still a change to join in at the Royal Academy's Summer Pleasure Garden. A night of art, installations, drink, music, gardens, and a newly unveiled building await at this magical event, inspired by the fantasylands of Georgian London.
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This Friday, Tate Britain will be exploring the legacies of Postmodern architecture, and how it became such an intensely debated movement. Acclaimed PoMo architects, including Piers Gough and Terry Farrell, will be discussing the place for the style in the future, and reflecting on its impact since its arrival in the late 1970s.
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See one of London's fastest growing neighbourhoods on this walking tour with The London Ambler. Get to know the history of the area and its sometimes turbulent past before it became the home for hip coffee.
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This tour will explore the rich architectural history of the Tate Britain and the surrounding Millbank area. It will be lead by Shumi Bose, architectural writer, historian, and editor and will uncover how architectural movements are visible within the building’s development; ranging from nineteenth-century neo-classicism to the postmodern Clore Gallery.
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