2018 PROGRAM

Investigating the theme Shaping Society, LIVING CITIES FORUM 2018 invites attendees to a gathering of illustrious architects and global design thinkers. Building on the success of its inaugural 2017 program, the Forum will question the role of design in changing and bettering society. How do history, geography, climate and culture contribute to making a better city? Do generous buildings and thoughtful spaces make good citizens or encourage inclusive communities? And if not, precisely what are urban design and architecture good for?  

Attending speakers include:

Carme Pinós (Barcelona)
Founder of Estudio Carme Pinós and recipient of the prestigious Berkely-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize (2016). Carme is the designer of MPavilion 2018.    

Saskia Sassen (New York City)
A Robert S Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and a member of its Committee on Global Thought, Saskia’s eight authored books have been translated into twenty languages.

Alfredo Brillembourg (Venezuela)
Co-founder of interdisciplinary design studio Urban-Think Tank (U–TT) and the Sustainable Living Urban Model Laboratory (SLUM Lab).

Jane Hall & Audrey Thomas-Hayes (London)
Members of democratic design collective Assemble, winners of the 2015 Turner Prize, enabling social and research-based work. 

 
 

Morning session 1

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Morning session 2

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Afternoon session 3

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