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An exhibition in partnership with Japan House London

A Playground for Non-Humans

Stop making architecture for humans, for a second
Imagine our cities without non-humans
Or one without humans
And think of a less of human-city and ponder
Has it ever really been about humans?

In parallel with the Architecture for Dogs exhibition on display at Japan House London is an interactive display of architectural pieces designed for dogs that will tour across some of London’s most popular dog-walking sites and public spaces this autumn. Alongside the pieces from the exhibition by international architects and designers that dogs and other creatures will be able to interact with, the Architectural Association will also contribute a series of new pieces of their own, commissioned as part of an open call to the wider architectural community with the challenge to design new forms of Architecture for Non-Humans.
The installation of these different exhibits will form A Playground for Non-humans outdoors at the corner of Bedford Square during Open Week in Term 1 (2nd-8th November). The exhibition recognises unique ideas that make us aware of the importance of non-human inhabitation in its various and diverse forms across the city environment, with the aim to materialise playful concepts and inspiring visions to trigger a discussion around alternative models of urban living that embraces today’s challenges.

Architecture for Dogs
Monday 2 November 2020 to Sunday 8 November 2020
10:00 – 18:00
Bedford Square

Source: AA School of Architecture