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London in Lockdown: The 1960s




London in Lockdown: The 1960s

Thursday 16 December 2021, 8 pm (note time)

Following on from John East’s ‘Inter-War London in Lockdown’ lectures in January, the society’s ‘unofficial photographer’ has been on his bike again, and revisited buildings in London from the period 1945-1960.

John will include some of the iconic architecture in the capital during the radical of decades, the 1960s. He will look at the emergence of high-rise buildings, especially the flourishing of commercial architecture, new innovations to deliver council housing at scale, ‘pop’ architecture, the mainstreaming of ‘New Brutalism’, the emergence of ‘superstructure’ architecture and ‘hi-tech’ towards the end of the decade. He will show us well known buildings as well as those which you might not have come across before. Many of the photographs were taken over the last 18 months, and there will be some interiors from earlier C20 Society visits, and buildings which have become casework for the Society over the years.   

Members:  £4. Non-Members: £6.

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Above: Brunel University, Sheppard Robson and Partners, 1968. Photograph: John East

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