Blueprint for Living is a group exhibition that takes place on site at the Fitzhugh Estate in Wandsworth, London. The estate was built in 1956 and designed by Sir John Leslie Martin, principal architect of the Royal Festival Hall.
Through archival and contemporary photography and moving image, the exhibition explores concepts of home, space, community, architecture, post-war British modernism, social housing and demonstrations of the photographic archive.
The exhibition has been conceived to coincide with the estate’s 60th anniversary in 2016 and as an artistic response to photographs of the estate taken in 1956 and uncovered at the Royal Institute of British Architecture’s photographic archive.
Contemporary photographs by Sharon O’Neill and moving image by Marc Isaacs will be exhibited alongside archive images of the estate from the Architectural Press Archive, part of the RIBA Collections, to present a narrative of a post-war housing estate as it celebrates its 60th anniversary.
31 MAY – 4 JUNE 2016
FITZHUGH ESTATE, WANDSWORTH, LONDON, SW18 3SA