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An image showing a woman looking at a brightly lit painting of a fantastical red architectural drawing in a darkened room

Marcel Storr 'Untitled' (1975). Installation view ‘Alternative Guide to the Universe’, Hayward Gallery 2013. Photo: Linda Nylind © Liliane and Bertrand Kempf

Alternative Guide to the Universe explores the work of self-taught artists and architects, fringe physicists and visionary inventors. Richard Downes lends a critical eye to the exhibition on show at the Hayward Gallery, London, until 26 August