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What about having our future back?

26.5.2011
The original plan for Central Milton Keynes, as visualised by Helmut Jacoby in the 1970s. 

The original plan for Central Milton Keynes, as visualised by Helmut Jacoby in the 1970s. 

The original plan for Central Milton Keynes, as visualised by Helmut Jacoby in the 1970s. 

 

What about having our future back?
Thursday 26 May / 6.30pm / Free

Pre-book tickets on 01908 676 900

 

Join architectural critic Owen Hatherley (author of Militant Modernism), artist Liliane Lijn (who made the kinetic sculpture Circle of Light, 1980, for Milton Keynes), Derek Walker (Chief Architect and Planner of Milton Keynes from 1970-76), and artist Gareth Jones, the current exhibitor at MK Gallery, for a discussion around the idea of utopia and the vision that informed the new city.


This is one of a series of talks curated by Gareth Jones to accompany his current exhibition at MK Gallery.

May 2011

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During the 1980s, a series of big budget television commercials was commissioned to promote the new city as a great place to live and work.

 

Watch them here...

 

Milton Keynes TV Advert: Red Balloon

 

Milton Keynes TV Advert: The Fisherman

 

Milton Keynes TV Advert: The Deal

 

Milton Keynes TV Advert: Central Milton Keynes