Talk, for persons aged 65 and over Free, booking required

Silver Sunday at the Design Museum

A model making workshop is followed by an illustrated talk on the legacy of Hampstead’s Isokon Building by authors Magnus Englund and Leyla Daybelge through the lens of their new book, Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain.

What to expect

Wilson Yau leads a morning architectural model making workshop, in a hands-on creative introduction to architectural principles.

In the afternoon, writers Magnus Englund and Leyla Daybelge explore the architectural legacy of the Bauhaus’ immigrants to London, including Isokon residents Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.

This event is part of Silver Sunday, a series of free community activities for older people. The Royal Institute of British Architects and Design Museum will host a weekend of free creative and cultural activities inspired by the Bauhaus school of art, architecture and design, which celebrates its centenary this year. A tour of the Bauhaus exhibition and a drawing workshop at the RIBA on Saturday 5th October will precede the activities at the Design Museum on Sunday 6 October. The weekend is designed for people to develop their creative skills and knowledge over the two days, but participants are welcome to book to attend just one day or book individual activities.

Agenda for activities on Sunday 6 October.
11:00 - 12:00 Workshop 1
12:30 - 1:30 Workshop 2
14:30 - 15:30 Talk

Find out more about Silver Sunday

Booking information

This is a free event, but booking is required.

To book a place, please email or call the Bookings Office on +44 (0)20 3862 5937 between 10:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

All activities booked separately


Magnus Englund

Magnus Englund is former resident of the Isokon building, Director of the Isokon Gallery Trust, and co-founder of interior design company, Skandium. His four previous texts explore Scandinavian design and architecture.

Leyla Daybelge

Leyla Daybelge’s journalistic credits include BBC Radio, ITN, ITV and Sky News. Previously Head of Press for Contemporary Art and Design at Sotheby’s, she now writes cultural features for the Daily Telegraph.

Wilson Yau

Wilson Yau is an artist, researcher, and teacher. He has a background in architecture and education, and leads educational activities as Learning Manager at RIBA.



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