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Future Archive

Key details


  • 10am – 5pm


  • External (UK)


  • Free

Who could attend

  • Everyone


  • Exhibition

Future Archive is a bespoke publication and exhibition that gathers artworks, texts, and conversations from the Future Archive artistic research laboratory, led by artist and RCA Senior Research Fellow, Rut Blees Luxemburg.

Future Archive explores the construction of the RCA's new Battersea campus – designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron – as a location for field study, generating diverse artworks including paintings, photographs, billboards, performances, sculptures, videos and publications. The opportunity to work on a construction site provided artists with a productive conduit for exploring urban transformation, memory and the active construction of a future archive.

The Future Archive book aims to visualise and bring to the fore the often hidden narratives of architecture and construction, which are usually invisible in conventional visualisations of architecture photography or computer generated architectural propositions.

A selection of works from the Future Archive will be exhibited in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) First Floor Gallery from 1 June to 9 July 2022.

Opening hours*: Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Tuesday, 10am – 8pm

Location: RIBA First Floor Gallery, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

The free exhibition forms part of RIBA’s House of Architecture initiative, a developing programme of exhibitions and events to inspire all those with an interest in architecture.

*The RIBA First Floor Gallery is occasionally closed for external events. To check dates and for more information on opening hours, visit the RIBA website.