Raise the Roof: Building for change

01 June - 30 June

10:00 -17:00

RIBA’s latest exhibition explores the narratives and attitudes embedded within the fabric of RIBA’s headquarters at 66 Portland Place, London, unpacking themes such as gender, race and imperialism through a series of new and exciting creative works.

Opened in 1934, when the modern architectural profession was being forged, RIBA’s Grade II* listed home can tell us a lot about the values and beliefs of architects in that period, and of wider society.

In this exhibition, a variety of new artistic interventions interrogate and respond to the complex narratives within specific interior features of 66 Portland Place – the Jarvis Mural and Florence Hall Dominion Screen – reimagined by artists and designers Esi Eshun, Thandi Loewenson, Giles Tettey Nartey and Arinjoy Sen.

You’re invited to help uncover the building’s complicated history and share your hopes for the future of architecture and the profession.

Image: RIBA Collections

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66 Portland Place

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Wheelchair accessible
Level Access and Automatic Doors (or No Doors)
Assistance dogs welcome
Accessible toilet
Baby Changing Facility
Gender Neutral Toilet
Quiet Space

For queries regarding access requirements for this event please contact: exhibitions@riba.org .
View the LFA accessibility policy here

Gender neutral toilets can be found on the fifth and sixth floors.
Accessible toilets and changing facilities are available on the basement and sixth floors. These are all accessible via elevator.
Passenger lift dimensions: Width 0.75m x Depth 0.90m x Height 2.15m

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