What should the pharmacy of the future look like?

Community pharmacies are the most accessed health spaces across the world. However, we know very little about how people experience them. The Architecture of Pharmacies study seeks to reimagine the community pharmacy through their exhibition ‘Architecture of Pharmacies: Counter Culture’, led by researchers from University College London Dr Ranjita Dhital and Joseph Cook. The exhibition team commented, “through this event we aim to envision new possibilities for healthy, inclusive, and people-centred community pharmacies.”

At the Bromley by Bow Centre we are always looking for new and innovative ways in which spaces of health and wellbeing can be improved and made more accessible. And so we are greatly looking forward to hosting the ‘Architecture of Pharmacies: Counter Culture’ Exhibition from Wednesday 29th May to Friday 7th June 2024.

The exhibition will be open to everyone from 11am to 5pm on weekdays, simply head over to the our Centre on St Leonard’s Street and take a look around. Throughout the two weeks there will also be creative exhibition events which you can sign up to here:

Wednesday 29th May, 6pm – 8pm: Future Visioning Launch

Thursday 30th May, 11am – 2pm: Talkoake: Pop-up Talk Show

Monday 3rd June, 6pm – 8pm: Counter Culture: Reimagining Community Pharmacy

Thursday 6th June, 6pm – 8pm: Community Remedies: BBBC & Future Pharmacy

The community exhibition includes contributions from architects, pharmacists, researchers, pharmacy visitors, and those from diverse creative communities, including purpleSTARS artists. This exhibition is part of the London Festival of Architecture 2024. The study is funded by Pharmacy Research UK UCL East Seed Fund, awarded to Dr Ranjita Dhital.