paper city

paper-city-5125can cities be per­fect? the roy­al acad­e­my is host­ing an exhi­bi­tion of illus­tra­tion, draw­ing, and oth­er art­work pro­duced in col­lab­o­ra­tion with blue­print mag­a­zine, whose back pages have fea­tured these ‘paper cities’ over the last three years. the exhi­bi­tion fea­tures work by illus­tra­tor and design­er takayo akiya­ma as well as oth­er notable archi­tects and illus­tra­tors, some of them spe­cial­ly invit­ed roy­al aca­d­e­mi­cians. in a move no doubt cal­cu­lat­ed to delight envi­ron­men­tal­ly con­cerned vis­i­tors, peo­ple are invit­ed to make their own cat­a­logue by tear­ing off prints of the exhibits mount­ed on the walls. the prizewin­ning design­er will receive a zaha hadid designed vase.

Paper City: Urban Utopias
31 July—27 Octo­ber 2009
In the Archi­tec­ture Space
Adja­cent to the Roy­al Acad­e­my Restau­rant

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