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Breaking boundaries: architectures of inclusion

We bring together thinkers and designers to discuss the various ways in which architecture can break down both social and physical boundaries.

Architecture is often seen as something that generates boundaries, rather than helps in breaking them down. Most spaces we live and work in today follow a general set of rules and norms that make them inaccessible to at least some of their users. From out-of-reach kitchen cabinets and narrow pavements to spaces that simply do not allow for growth and change, architecture can stop people from achieving their full potential on a daily basis.

Social, cultural and economic inequalities are literally built into our buildings and cities. But instead of delving on these boundaries, we will invite academics, journalists and designers to consider how architecture can overcome them and create spaces of inclusion.

Join us for a panel discussion exploring the positive potential in architecture and takes a closer look at how it can overcome, instead of emphasise, boundaries of race, gender, or ability.

03 June 2019

18:30 -20:00

Admission: £15 / £9

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The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET

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