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Beyond Borders: Architecture Open at Elephant and Castle
Anna Parker

Beyond Borders: Architecture Open at Elephant and Castle

This exhibition showcases a selection of the proposals submitted for this year’s Architecture Open. A rich display of models and images interrogates the theme of Beyond Borders, hosted in a disused shop unit in Elephant and Castle.

Each summer, the RIBA gives practicing architects and students the opportunity to display their ideas and work through the Architecture Open.

Architecture as a discourse has historically been an international discipline operating beyond and between borders. Responding to this year’s open-call theme, ‘Beyond Borders’, RIBA will exhibit projects that rethink the thresholds that divide nations, communities and families and consider the possibilities of our shared boundaries on global, local and domestic scales.

In partnership with the Peabody Trust, architecture practice Studio Gil and community group Carnaval del Pueblo are developing three vacant shop units on East Street in Elephant and Castle. The units will become a platform for Carnaval del Pueblo to deliver community classes but during June 2017 RIBA is working with Studio Gil to temporarily reconfigure the spaces to host the Architecture Open exhibition.

Works within the exhibition by:

Exhibition design: Studio Gil
Community partners: Carnaval del Pueblo and Latin Elephant
Architecture Open is sponsored by Cosentino and Peabody

A public evening preview celebrating the opening of this exhibition will take place on Wednesday 7 June from 6 to 9pm. All are welcome.

Exhibition opening hours: Thursday to Sunday, midday to 7pm

A free Spanish language tour of this exhibition led by David McEwen from Latin Elephant will take place on Saturday 17 June at 12.30pm. All are welcome to attend this free event and no booking is required.