Alastair Donald

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.

Related Sessions
Friday 26 September 2014, 18.30 Barbican Cinema, Beech Street, London EC2Y 8AE
Saturday 18 October 2014, 14.00 Cinema 2
Saturday 18 October 2014, 16.00 Conservatory
Sunday 19 October 2014, 16.00 Conservatory
Wednesday 5 November 2014, 21.30 Maus Hábitos, Rua Passos Manuel 178, 4º Piso, 4000-382 Porto, Portugal

Publications

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)

Judgement by our peers: is the jury out?

"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

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