Displaced Lives: Architects seeking refuge on the brink of WWII / RIBA UK

Online or RIBA / JUNE 21-22
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A hybrid conference that seeks to give back a voice to the architects who tried to escape Nazi-occupied Europe in the late 1930s.

Date and time

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 09:00 – Sat, 22 Jun 2024 18:00 BST

Location

Online and at Royal Institute of British Architects 66 Portland Place Westminister London W1B 1AD United Kingdom

About this event

  • 1 day 9 hours

In January 1939, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) set up a special committee to deal with the increasing number of requests for assistance from architects situated in Nazi-occupied central Europe. Between 1938 and 1941, more than 200 individuals became known to RIBA and its Refugee Committee, either directly or via other refugee organisations.

To highlight these individuals and their extraordinary work, RIBA will be hosting a hybrid conference during Refugee Week. The conference seeks to give back a voice to those often-forgotten architects and to celebrate their lives and their work. It also aims to provide a better understanding of the phenomenon of migration in the late 1930s of one particular profession from continental Europe to the United Kingdom and beyond. The conference is supported by a grant from The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR).

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