Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out explores the ideas and ethos of the internationally renowned architect and urbanist Lord Rogers of Riverside. Timed to coincide with Rogers’ 80th birthday, the exhibition examines his social, political and cultural influences and their connection to his architecture. Previously unseen original material, drawings and personal items, present a unique insight into the thinking behind one of the world’s most celebrated architects. Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out is held in Burlington Gardens, the Royal Academy’s new venue for contemporary art and architecture.
The exhibition draws on key stages in Rogers’ life, from the influence of his Italian family, his experience of wartime and post-war Britain, his education at the Architectural Association and Yale, and the impact of seeing new American architecture and technology. Visitors are introduced to Rogers’ principles through the presentation of major projects and collaborations, revealing his pioneering ideas about architecture and his belief in the need to create vibrant cities for everyone.