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Lived in Architecture – Becontree at 100 at RIBA at 66 Portland Place

Monday, December 13, 2021 - 10:30

Visitors to RIBA at 66 Portland Place are being encouraged to explore whether we can ever consider a building or place as truly complete, with a new exhibition which follows the history of the Becontree Estate in East London.

The new commission from visual artist Verity-Jane Keefe marks the centenary of the Becontree Estate, reflecting on the contemporary architectural reality of the estate, once the largest example of social housing in Europe. Keefe has created a new film and a series of spatial and decorative details found during her time spent in the area, capturing the essence of Becontree and its residents today.

Lived in Architecture – Becontree at 100 is part of a larger RIBA celebration created in partnership with Create London and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to celebrate the east London estate and discuss its historical significance.

Click here for more information: https://www.architecture.com/explore-architecture/exhibitions/becontree-centenary