Here at the RIBA the answer to that question is simple: As soon as possible!

Still from 'Body Building: Architecture and the Body' video

Still from ‘Body Building: Architecture and the Body’ video

Watch a video of some of the activities that will take place during ‘Body Building: Architecture and the Body’

The RIBA has organised a free family event, Body Building: Architecture and the Body, to engage children in the exploration of the built environment around them. Saturday 30 June will see staff from the RIBA running workshops where children from ages 5 and upwards will use their bodies to undertake a series of activities exploring how buildings work and to recreate London’s skyline through their arms, legs, hands and feet. With better knowledge of the built environment, tomorrow’s adults can be equipped to be active citizens and supporters of good design. A few of you may remember our last family event Your House, Your Home, pictures of which can be seen in a previous post.

Body Building: Architecture and the Body

Body Building: Architecture and the Body

Body Building: Architecture and the Body

Body Building: Architecture and the Body

Workshop times are 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm and 2.15pm and are all free and drop-in, but please note places may be limited at any given time. The event is part of the London Festival of Architecture (Fitzrovia hub).

The venue is the RIBA’s headquarters on 66 Portland Place, London. As well as the workshops, in the building there are exhibitions, bookshop, Library and restaurant which are all open to the public. See you on Saturday!


About Wilson Yau
I work for the British Architectural Library at the RIBA as part of a team to share news, images and information online about the activities of the Library and the fascinating items we have in our architectural collections – it contains over four million items, so there's plenty to see! If you’re curious about what we do at the Library and with the collections, or want to discover the latest about our education programmes, public events and exhibitions at the RIBA, please visit

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