can 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