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What Did 1960s Architecture Do for Us?

Part of Concrete Dreams Weekend

As our iconic buildings turn 50, we invite speakers to tell us about their favourite 1960s building and why this period of architecture divides public opinion.

Hear from Elsie Owuso, architect and principle of Elsie Owusu Architects; Elain Harwood, architectural historian and writer with Historic England and Joseph Watson, London Creative Director for the National Trust.

Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery were both built in the late 1960s as part of large-scale, public building schemes, which have come to signify a time of unprecedented development in London.

This debate is followed by a short discussion and time for audience questions.

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Queen Elizabeth Hall
Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer



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For ages 14+.