21 Sep 2012 – 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Symposium, Film Screening and ZSL London Zoo Architectural Tour
Zoo architecture as taxonomies of national representation - ‘Budapest Zoo and ZSL London Zoo in focus’
Friday 21 September 2012, 10am-6pm
ZOO-TOPIA Symposium and Film Screening
Huxley Theatre, ZSL London Zoo
Friday 21 Sept, 15.15pm-17.15pm
Discounted entry to ZSL London Zoo including a guided architectural tour: £10
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Friday 21 September 2012, 6pm-9pm
ZOO-TOPIA publication launch
Bartlett Room, ZSL London Zoo
Zoo-Topia has been organised in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London, Royal College of Art & The Hungarian Cultural Center. It will bring together internationally recognised artists, architects and academics from the fields of architectural and design histories to survey the Modernist architectural heritage of zoological gardens from diverse viewpoints and in relation to the city and as a space of national representation.
As well as a symposium, Zoo-Topia will feature a screening of short films, a pop-up exhibition, ZSL London Zoo Architectural Tour (for tour reservations please email firstname.lastname@example.org ) and a publication with newly commissioned work by artists and architects around the theme of zoos. The New Architecture and the London Zoo (1936) by László Moholy-Nagy will be one of the highlights of the screenings.
The Zoo-Topia publication contains short essays on the architectural and cultural history of zoological gardens featuring works by the artists Anca Benera, Yona Friedman, Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, Candida Höfer, Szabolcs KissPál, Wesley Meuris, Ahmet Ögüt and Société Réaliste. The publication launch features music by Gare D’ici.
Zoo-Topia is free (excluding the ZSL London Zoo guided architectural tour) but booking is essential.
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Zoo-Topia is part of The British Council’s International Architecture and Design Showcase which runs from 23 June to 23 September 2012. A range of events including exhibitions, installations, lectures, debates and films will lead a global debate about architecture, design and issues that are vital to cities and communities around the world. Inspired by the international focus on London for 2012 and produced in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture and the London Design Festival, the International Architecture and Design Showcase will be represented within the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad.