AF Online Archive

Beta Launch Now Live

  • Ron Heron's ideas for Windsor Castle, from a 1993 AF exhibition

We are delighted to launch the first phase of our Online Archive - a project dedicated to the digitisation and broadcast of the AF's entire history of public programme and advocacy, including projects by some of the world’s most significant architects and urban thinkers. Slides have been scanned, cassettes converted, catalogues uploaded, to bring you documentation, materials and resources from the AF's activities.

In phase one, material from the AF's first decade (1991 - 2001) has been released, supplementing the Former Directors' Dialogues series of events, which reflected upon these activities and the changing face of London, in conversation format. Visit and scroll through our programme timeline to investigate further. Highlights include complete audio recordings and documentation of the influential London in the 21st Century public debates (1996) - at which Tony Blair pledged his commitment to hold a referendum for a Mayor for London; catalogues from Cedric Price's 1997 Magnet exhibition, and Iakov Chernikhov's show at the AF; and an overview of the Public Views exhibitions, which featured work from architects and designers such as FAT, David Adjaye and muf, at the very start of their careers.

The Online Archive is a continual work in progress, and we need your help. If you were involved in past AF programme and have material you would like to share and make public; if you have further information to help us increase the scope and accuracy of our online content; or any comments on what you would like to see included, please email archive[at]architecturefoundation.org.uk. 

In the coming months, further multimedia material will be release, alongside complete documentation of the AF's second 10 years.