MUST DO: Living with Buildings, Wellcome Collection

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How do the spaces we inhabit affect us? This is an unmissable new exhibition


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The exterior of a building in Montparnasse, Paris, part of Living with Buildings
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H

ow do the man-made structures all around us affect our well-being? The latest exhibition at Wellcome Collection explores just that, examining some of the ways in which architects, planners and designers influence our health, self-esteem and ideas about society.

And it’s fascinating and thought-provoking by turns. Like most (free) London exhibitions these days, on our Friday lunchtime visit it was absolutely packed, with guided tours, still-life classes and tourists a-plenty crammed into the two-floor show.

But still, it’s large enough to wander around and find space to peruse works, most notably, by photographer Andreas Gursky (fresh from his retrospective at the Hayward gallery this year), sculptor Rachel Whiteread and artist Martha Rosler, as well as pieces by designers such as Goldfinger, Lubetkin and Aalto.

And the section on the recent Grenfell tragedy is heartbreaking. A simple tip? Arrive first thing to beat the crowds.

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Free till 3rd Mar, open Tues-Sun, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd NW1, more info here.

Main image: Gursky, Tate London 2018


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