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)
Hunger in the UK: the food banks phenomenon
"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick