The latest content and news from the Barbican. Book tickets at barbican.org.uk
The latest content and news from the Barbican. Book tickets at barbican.org.uk

Architecture

Brutal or beautiful? One of London's best examples of Brutalist architecture and a Grade II listed building, explore the fascinating architecture of the Barbican and the surrounding estate through photography, film and features.

Designer Profile: Adam Blencowe

Giving new meaning to 'a brutal defeat' in a game of chess, we meet designer of the Barbican Chess Set, Adam Blencowe
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Instagrammer in Residence: Tobi Shinobi

Our first Instagrammer in Residence, Tobi Shinobi explores the Barbican architecture and the estate's highwalks
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Barbican Meets: Tobi Shinobi

We talk cameras, photography and architecture with our inaugural Instagrammer in Residence.
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Designing a New Barbican Shop

We talk to architects AHMM about returning to the Barbican's public spaces as work on our new shop begins in our Foyers.
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Introducing the Barbican: Susie Stanton Staikos

We meet one of the first photographers to capture the Barbican Centre as it first opened its doors to the public...
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Barbican Residents Project

Who lives in an Estate like this? We meet photographer Anton Rodriguez to find out about his fascinating project...
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Building the Brutal

Rising from the rubble, explore our interactive photography archive documenting the construction of the Barbican
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Building their World

Exhibition architects 6a explain how they brought Charles and Ray Eames’ vision to the Gallery.
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Neave Brown: Building for the Boroughs

Transforming the scope of council housing, architect Neave Brown explains how architecture helped revive post-war London
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256 Shades of Grey

Emerging from the shadows, photographer Alan Ainsworth shares an extract from 'The Barbican: Architecture and Light'
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This Brutal Clerkenwell

How do you capture the Barbican's Brutalist style? We pick our winner from This Brutal House's photography tour
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#emptybarbican

Before the crowds arrive, before the audiences take their seats, a group of Instagrammers go exploring...
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Pipe Dreams

Venture deep beneath the Barbican Estate and experience the strange magic of the Crossrail tunnels in our short film
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Brutalism: The Savage & The Sublime

Jonathan Meades discusses the ongoing debate of Brutalism - could the Barbican be the exception that proves the rule?
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The Yellow Line

Follow the yellow line as we join photographer Jane Northcote on a photographic trail along the Barbican highwalks
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Run, Jump, Shoot

With our Brutalist architecture as a backdrop, photographers explored their skills capturing the urban sport, parkour
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A Visit to Barbicania

Explore the personalities, lifestyle & architecture of our Brutalist masterpiece in an intimate and lively filmic map.
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On Barbicania: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine

Turning the camera on themselves, directors Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine reflect on the making of their Barbican portrait
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Are cities good for us?

Alastair Donald explores the lures and perils of urban life, mega-cities & rapid urbanisation, inspired by City Visions
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Elias Redstone: ‘Shooting Space’

'Constructing Worlds' curator, Elias Redstone introduces photography and architecture in an extract from his new book.
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The Drone Orchestra

A lost drone drifts through the Barbican Estate as it makes its way to the Theatre to join The Drone Orchestra
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An Architectural Study

A labyrinth, a challenge, an adventure? Navigate our unique architecture in this moving portrait of the Foyers.
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London WorldWide Instameet

300 photographers, unlimited angles. Watch what happened when we welcomed Instagram to the Barbican.
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Piers Gough on The Barbican

‘It’s such a pity there aren’t more like it’ – Piers Gough takes his architectural inspirations from our Brutal selves
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Skydweller: Top of the Tower

Watch the city bustle below from the calm above from the top of the Barbican tower
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Your Barbican: February

How do you see the Barbican? We choose some of our favourites from your photographs on Instagram
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Architecture, Film and the Barbican

Justin Jaeckle celebrates our ongoing relationship with The Architecture Foundation in our popular film series
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The Pedway: Elevating London

We talk to director Chris Bevan Lee about his fascinating documentary, exploring the City of London highwalk system
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A Microcosm of London

Persistent Peril animate the Barbican's illustrious history from the Romans to the present day.
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Dorothy Annan Murals

Discover Dorothy Annan's striking 1960s ceramic murals, relocated from the Fleet Building to the Barbican highwalks
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Urban Wandering: Estate Q&A

Listen to highlights from our Urban Wandering ScreenTalk with 'Estate' director Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Will Self.
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Will Self on Urban Wandering

Will Self explores the history behind the Urban Wandering movement in this essay on ‘psychogeography'
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Barbican Snapshots: April Blues

We take advantage of the blue skies of April before they once again disappear and explore some unseen spaces and angles.
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Beneath the Barbican

What lies beneath the Barbican? We venture below in our new series of portraits celebrating some of our unseen spaces.
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