London Exhibition Interrogates the “Radical” in Radical Architecture

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“What is radical today?” may seem an odd question to ask at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA), the architectural embodiment of the cultural elite that looks out over London’s Piccadilly, facing the Ritz. Yet nestled in one corner of 6 Burlington Gardens, the rear building of the neoclassical RA complex that was recently refurbished by academician David Chipperfield, the Architecture Studio has been hosting quietly experimental projects since it launched in 2018. The three-part Invisible Landscapes series, which ran from May 2018 to April 2019, considered how digital technology is changing our environments, and over this summer the room hosted a small display on the playful and generous work of the late Will Alsop…

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