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Raise the Roof: Building for Change exhibition

Raise the Roof

See new creative works that unpack narratives of gender, race and imperialism at 66 Portland Place. Open 27 April to 21 September 2024. Open Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm (Tuesday: 10am to 8pm), Sunday and bank holidays: closed

Our latest exhibition explores the narratives and attitudes embedded within the fabric of RIBA’s headquarters at 66 Portland Place, London, unpacking themes such as gender, race and imperialism through a series of new and exciting creative works.

Opened in 1934, when the modern architectural profession was being forged, RIBA’s Grade II* listed home can tell us a lot about the values and beliefs of architects in that period, and of wider society. 

In this exhibition, a variety of new artistic interventions interrogate and respond to the complex narratives within specific interior features of 66 Portland Place – the Jarvis Mural and Florence Hall Dominion Screen. You’re invited to help uncover the building’s complicated history and share your hopes for the future of architecture and the profession. 

Raise the Roof: Building for Change has been designed by MSOMA Architects in collaboration with graphic design studio Plan B

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm (Tuesday: 10am to 8pm)
Sunday and bank holidays: Closed   

Find out more on the range of access requirements for your visit.

Meet the artists

Explore the biographies of each artist commissioned to create works in response to the Raise the Roof exhibition at our 1930s modernist headquarters in London.

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