associate director, Future Cities Project; architecture programme manager, British Council
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.
Sunday 23 October, 10.00 Garden Room
Britain’s infrastructure: the road to nowhere?
Sunday 23 October, 14.00 Garden Room
Utopia myopia: the future of cities
Tuesday 15 November, 21.30 Maus Hábitos, Rua Passos Manuel 178, 4º Piso, 4000-382 Porto, Portugal
Should there be limits to artistic freedom?
Wednesday 16 November, 18.30 Zé dos Bois Gallery, Rua da Barroca, 59 1200-047 Lisboa (Bairro Alto), Portugal
Arts Attacks: How can we defend culture?
Tuesday 22 November, 20.00 Muziekstudio Desingel, Desguinlei 25, B 2018, Antwerp
Utopian thinking today: idealism or escapism?
Thursday 24 November, 18.00 Norsk design- og arkitektursenter (DOGA), Hausmanns gate 16, 0182 Oslo, Norway
Boundaries and frontiers: What is the meaning of borders today?