Growing the Future City exhibition at The Gallery at Foyles
On Friday 29th May 2015, Growing the Future City officially opened to the public, inviting enquiry and debate about the future of London as the population continues to increase. The six-week long exhibition was co-curated by Grimshaw and place-making agency, Futurecity, who share a strong history of collaboration through their joint projects and Urban Research Unit programme of panel discussions.
Growing the Future City explored six city growth themes around navigating, working, playing, learning, greening, and housing, with ideas for the future as well as real-world projects demonstrating ways in which sustainability and culture can be woven into the urban fabric.
Visitors to Growing the Future City were also encouraged to contribute their own ideas about how we can make cities truly livable. The exhibition also formed the backdrop for the final Urban Research Unit panel discussion held on 18th June.
Growing the Future City was part of the London Festival of Architecture 2015.
Exhibition dates: 29th May– 4th August
Location: The Gallery at Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Rd., London WC2H 0EB
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 9pm; Sunday 11.30am - 6.00pm.