May - December 2013
Art on the Underground presents a series of events inspired by Mark Wallinger’s Labyrinth.
Talks, tours, workshops and study days give you the chance to explore diverse themes running through Labyrinth including handmade crafts, mapping, journeys, networks and social change.
The events are presented in collaboration with many of London’s leading cultural organisations: ArtLicks!, The Foundling Museum, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Science Museum, South Bank Centre and the V&A.
Events currently open for booking are listed below. Full details on forthcoming events to follow soon.
From the beginning, artists and designers have played an important role in the development of the London Underground. Of the 270 stations on the underground network, more than 40 were designed by architect Charles Holden. His Piccadilly line stations including Arnos Grove, Sudbury Town and Southgate are regarded as modernist icons and their importance is reflected by their listed status.
Mike Ashworth, Design & Heritage Manager at London Underground, leads a tour of the architect Charles Holden’s iconic 1930s Tube stations at the northern end of the Piccadilly line. Come and learn the stories behind Holden’s modernist stations, many of which still serve Londoners today.
N.B. This event is now fully booked. Please email us on [email protected] to be added to our waiting list.
Time: 1.30- 3.30pm
Venue: Those who have booked will be informed directly of the meeting point.
“If you try to find your way around London on foot, the Underground map is about as useful as a Monopoly board,” says John Barrow, a mathematician at the University of Cambridge. But it’s exactly this inaccuracy that makes the map so easy to use when you want to get around the underground itself. And it also makes it a work of design genius. Chris Budd, Maths Professor from Bath University, will show you just why it is such a great design and will lead a crowd-modelling exercise that taps into some of the mathematical structures that characterise the Tube, and in turn, Labyrinth.
Time: 6.45pm onwards
Venue: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
Nearest Tube: South Kensington and Gloucester Road