Panel: Housing Is Not Enough / Not Enough Housing

Venue

Basil Jellicoe Hall

Drummond Crescent, London, NW1 1LE

London, England, GB, NW1 1LE

Join experts John Boughton and architects to explore the utopian vision of St Pancras Housing Society and today’s social housing.

100 years ago the St Pancras Housing Society set down a visionary example for rebuilding and rehousing our communities. In 1920s and 1930s Somers Town a grassroots humanist ethos inspired the clearing of some of London’s most notorious Victorian slums and the construction of modern, dignified living spaces informed by values of sociality and solidarity.

In this centenary year, join our panelists:

  • John Boughton (Author, Municipal Dreams)
  • Ellen Peirson (Architectural Assistant and author “How a Run-Down District in London Became a Model for Neighborhood Revitalization”, Untapped Journal)
  • Levitt Bernstein Architects
  • Dr Elizabeth Darling (Reader in Architectural History, Oxford Brookes).

At this year’s London Festival of Architecture in a discussion moderated by Prof Esther Leslie (Birkbeck). This panel discussion will ask what can we learn from their example, and what the state and role of social housing is today in cities shaped by four decades of neoliberalism.

Standard tickets are £8, and Concessions are available for just £5 (Email info@aspaceforus.club to check availability criteria)

Panellist Biographies:

Our panellists are John Boughton (Author, Municipal Dreams), Ellen Peirson (Architectural Assistant and author “How a Run-Down District in London Became a Model for Neighborhood Revitalization”, Untapped Journal, Levitt Bernstein Architects, and Dr Elizabeth Darling (Reader in Architectural History, Oxford Brookes).