On Thursday 8 February, London architects FAT (Fashion Architecture Taste) will discuss the future of the suburban life at the re-opened Museum of Croydon at Croydon Clocktower. In FAT & the Future of Suburbs, Sam Jacob, founding director of FAT, will talk about the architectural practice’s most recent housing projects across the UK, question the future of the traditional semi and look at the more unexpected and innovative suburban housing options available.
FAT & the Future of Suburbs is one of a series of free suburban soirees taking place during the run of Sunshine in Suburbia, the Museum’s current exhibition, which explores the period when the suburbs, and in particular Croydon, were regarded among the most fashionable and desirable places to live. Sunshine in Suburbia runs until 24 February 2007.
The exhibition celebrates the design, fashion and architecture which caused the suburbs to burst into life in the years between the two World Wars. It examines the lifestyles of the people living in, and choosing to move to, suburbia, reflecting the excitement at being able to own your own home for the first time in London’s greenest, most attractive borough.
FAT & the Future of the Suburbs
Date: Thursday 8 February
Times: Cocktails from 6.45pm; talk 7-8pm
FREE of charge to all visitors
Event includes a free Suburban Sling cocktail, created for the Sunshine in Suburbia exhibition.
More information: www.museumofcroydon.com
Ticket Office: 020 8253 1030
Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Sunshine in Suburbia exhibition dates: Until 24 February 2007
Admission: Adults £1.50; Concessions 50p
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11am - 5pm
Late opening until 8pm every Monday and Thursday