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Brave Old World: Modernist Public Space Design in London and São Paulo

A Separate Realm: South Bank Arts Centre


June 7 – July 9, 2017

This exhibition helps redress the balance of attention paid to public spaces from the point of view of the user – a great deal –and from the point of view of the designer – considerably less. Consequently, we concentrate here on the role of design and the designer in the production of spaces that are designed to be public spaces, ensembles of buildings and spaces, and not open green areas, or streets intermittently taken over for celebrations or political protest. In this way, the ‘co-creation’ of a public space through the designer at one end of the process, and the user at the other, can be better understood.

Brave Old World Exhibition Leaflet