Showcased through large allegoric triptychs that represent both the dreams and the realities of the towns, it asks: Can the design of New Towns again be a subject of collective pride? Instead of the banality of the icon, the banality of wealth or the banality of fear, like we see in so many new cities at the moment, can it be the Banality of Good?
Associated Talk and Sing-along The Banality of Good: From Stevenage to the World Tuesday 26 March, 7.45pm
As part of the Spring Last Tuesday, Crimson Architectural Historians lead an introduction to the exhibition, followed by a musical performance of ’Brasilia’ by the singer, guitarist and author Mark Ritsema. Free event - drop in on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fees: Admission to all RIBA exhibitions is free.
Contact: Please note, galleries may be closed early for special events. Call +44 (0)20 7307 3699 to check opening times.
Organiser: Crimson Architectural Historians in cooperation with the International New Town Institute
Sponsors: The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands