Here we are AGAIN. The Barbican. I am fortunate enough for the Barbican to be right near my work, literally a hop skip and jump away. This week we visited for a talk on Brutalism, using Jonathan Meades' documentary Bunkers Brutalism And Bloodymindenness as a springboard for discussion. Meades was joined by Sir Simon Jenkins, Douglas Murphy, Piers Gough to discuss the power of Brutalism, as well as the misconceptions and misunderstandings it has been subjected to. The concrete poetry is obviously not to everyone's taste...
We also managed to make it to the Constructing Worlds exhibtion. which brings together eighteen photographers, from 1930s to the present day, documenting monumental change in the way we view buildings. From the first skyscrapers in New York
and decaying colonial structures in the Congo.
It's showing untill 11th Jan 2015, so if you have the time, and inclination, it's definitely worth a visit.