Getting lost has its merits, though. It can be a way of seeing things you hadn’t bargained for: the wildflower meadows on the highwalk by Barbican Station, the bits of Roman wall incorporated into the estate down past the Lakeside. Or, now, the restored architectural model down by our foyers, which launches this exciting collaboration with Google Arts & Culture.
The exhibition takes its title, “Concrete and Clay,” from the 1965 hit by beat combo Unit 4+2. They filmed their music video on the Barbican building site, smartly dressed and swaying along on what was, up until then, a 40-acre World War-II bombsite.