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

Constructing Worlds

From the first skyscrapers in New York to decaying colonial structures in the Congo - discover some of the themes and inspirations behind our Constructing Worlds photographers' work as they explore architecture, society and the world we live in through their lens.

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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Photographing Your World

Taking their inspiration from 'Constructing Worlds', our curators choose their winning photographers from UAL students.
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Anonymous sculptures: Bernd & Hilla Becher

Finding beauty in the defunct and unused, Bernd and Hilla Becher present architecture as striking sculptures.
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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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Emotional architecture: Helene Binet

Breaking into the building site of the Jewish Museum, Helene Binet captures the emotion of this powerful building
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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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On the road: Stephen Shore

Join Stephen Shore on a vibrant photographic journey along the great American roadtrip
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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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