Culture in Crisis: Architecture Responds

This Culture in Crisis event, programmed in collaboration with London Festival of Architecture, will explore different case studies and approaches to the (re)construction of architecture, within post-crisis environments.

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  • Tuesday, 6 June 2023

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Hochhauser Auditorium

  • Free event

Culture in Crisis: Architecture Responds photo

As countries around the world are faced with the negative impacts caused by periods of instability, conflict, economic crisis, or the climate crisis, we are rethinking how we could - and should - live collectively within a built environment.

Looking at architecture within a broader context of lived experience, we will explore its ability to support recovery following crisis. We bring together the voices of architects working around the world, each embarked on projects which respond to the impacts of different disasters on communities.

• Shatha Safi, Director of Riwaq Centre for Architectural Conservation, Palestine.
• Joy Kanaan, Executive Committee Member, Beirut Heritage Initiative, Beirut.
• Mahmoud Zin Alabidin, Syrian Architect and Researcher, based at the Yilidiz Technical University of Architecture, Türkiye.
• Laura Searson, Cultural Heritage Preservation Lead, V&A (Chair).

This event is supported by the British Council.