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The Garden of Privatised Delights curator tour

Fri 29 Apr 2022, 1pm - 1.30pm

Join curators Madeleine Kessler and Manijeh Verghese of Unscene Architecture for a tour of The Garden of Privatised Delights. 

Taking inspiration from Netherlandish artist Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, the exhibition explores the UK’s privatised public space as a non-binary issue. As Bosch explored the middle ground of Earth between the extremes of Heaven and Hell, the curators suggest privatised public space also sits between two extremes: the utopia of common land before the Enclosures Act of the 18th century and the dystopia of total privatisation.

The themes of the exhibition are based on very British issues – including pubs, high streets, garden squares and toilets – with seven different types of privatised public spaces reimagined as inclusive experiences through immersive installations. 


Please register to attend. 


The Garden of Privatised Delights was the 2021 British Pavilion exhibition at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition at la Biennale di Venezia. 

This installation of The Garden of Privatised Delights is made possible by the Built Environment Trust with support from the British Council, the Architectural Association School of Architecture and the Museum of Architecture.



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