WUHO Gallery presents Cedric Price: Room for Learning, an exhibition by Samantha Hardingham, Scrap Marshall, and Jan Nauta. The exhibition will run through November 23rd.
Cedric Price (1934-2003) was an architect whose oeuvre, though mostly unbuilt, has had a marked influence on contemporary architecture. Through his drawings, teaching and writing Price questioned architecture’s identification with building alone, which was tied in part to his suspicion of institutions and their desire to use buildings as a means of consolidating power. Instead, Price proposed a time-based approach to architecture conceived as a series of interventions that were both adaptable and impermanent. He was a harsh critic of the tendency in the UK to list and preserve buildings endlessly and, alongside others proposed the influential idea of Non-plan, a critique of overbearing and outdated planning regulations that called for control to be handed back to citizens in order to allow self-organised processes to occur.