Alastair Donald is associate director of the Future Cities Project where he convenes the Future Cities Salon. He manages the British Council’s architecture programme, working internationally to develop exhibitions, festivals and curated programmes of contemporary architecture.
He is is a founding member of New Narratives and also of mantownhuman who published Manifesto: towards a new humanism in architecture (2008) which featured in Penguin Classics 100 Artists’ Manifestos. He’s co-convener Critical Subjects, the international Architecture and Design Summer School based in London.
Alastair is the co-editor of The Lure of the City: from slums to suburbs (2011) and The Future of Community: reports of a death greatly exaggerated (2008). He has written for a range of publications including Architectural Review, Blueprint, World Architecture (China), the Guardian and the Big Issue.
The Lure of the City: From Slums to Suburbs (Pluto Press, 2011)
The Future of Community: Reports of a Death Greatly Exaggerated (Pluto Press, 2008)
"Just when Kant's formulation that 'the public exercise of reason should be free' had begun to seem so remote and exhausted, the Battle should reinforce one's faith in the enduring worth of dissent and of the free traffic in ideas"
Swapan Chakravorty, professor of english, Jadavpur University