“Ridiculous Urbanism” – The demolition of St Philips

The St Philips Building on the LSE campus is slowly being emptied of its contents. Knobs are disappearing from the doors, bookshelves lie exposed and a new light pours in from the bare windows. It would seem the life of this hundred- year- old building is at its end.

To honor this beautiful building Adam Kaasa, Katherine Wallis, Christien Garcia and Miranda Iossifidis curated an exhibit entitled Students, Patients, Paupers: The many lives of the St Philips Building, earlier this month.
One of my favourite works from the exhibit has to be this wonderful collage made using abandoned urban studies slides found in St Philips, and audio clips taken from different lectures on architecture and urbanism.

It will be a shame when the building demolished.

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