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Lunchtime curator tour of Shaping Space - Architectural Models Revealed

Fri 4 Mar 2022, 1pm - 1.30pm
Part of Shaping Space

Join the curators of the Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed exhibition for a lunchtime tour to learn about the role of architectural models in shaping the spaces we live in. 

Through historic and contemporary presentations of a world in miniature, the talk explores why models are made, how they are made, and who they are for.

A collaboration between the V&A and the Building Centre, Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed brings together a collection of diverse models to reveal the evolution of architecture from maquettes made as a tool for thinking, to presentation models made to engage a client or community.

From Le Corbusier's plaster model of the Ronchamp Chapel to the intricate film sets of contemporary puppet-maker Andy Gent, visitors are invited to learn the stories behind the models and consider how they contribute to shaping the world, and our perception of it.


Please register to attend.  


The exhibition is curated by Vanessa Norwood, Harriet Jennings, and Mathilde Savary from the Building Centre in partnership with Simona Valeriani of the V&A’s Research Institute (VARI). The exhibition is designed by award-winning practice Roz Barr Architects, with graphic design by Studio Mathias Clottu.

This event is part of the Shaping Space - Architectural Models Revealed programme, funded by the AHRC, led by the V&A and the Building Centre.

We would like to thank our supporters; Amalgam Modelmaking4D ModelshopB.15 WorkshopDrawing MatterGHA GroupThe University of Manchester, MAP Laboratory (CNRS), and Model Platform


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