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Architecture: Britain's forgotten estates

Architecture: Britain's forgotten estates

How have Britain’s post-war housing estates become a battleground of differing political and architectural ideologies? As increasing numbers of estates are threatened with redevelopment, this discussion considers the ideals that created them and the legacies they have today, as both places to live and as repositories of meaning and memory.

Jessie Brennan – Artist; author of Regeneration! Conversations, Drawings, Archives & Photographs from Robin Hood Gardens (2015)
Mark Crinson – Professor of Architectural History, Birkbeck, University of London
Kate Macintosh – Architect, formerly of the London Boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth, and East Sussex and Hampshire County Councils; designer of Dawson’s Heights, East Dulwich (1964–72)
Dr Paul Watt – Reader in Urban Studies, Birkbeck, University of London
Owen Hopkins – Architecture Programme Curator, Royal Academy (chair)

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