associate professor in architecture, XJTLU University, Suzhou, China; director, Future Cities Project; convenor, Bookshop Barnies; founding member of New Narratives
Austin Williams is associate professor in architecture at XJTLU, Suzhou, China; and director of the Future Cities Project in London. He is also the managing editor of www.MasterplanningtheFuture.org - the first independent, online architecture magazine in China.
Williams is the author of The Enemies of Progress: The dangers of sustainability and co-editor of The Future of Community and The Lure of the City: From Slums to Suburbs. He is currently writing China’s Urban Revolution: Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities (Bloomsbury) and 20 Chinese Architects (Thames & Hudson). His other books include The Enemies of Progress: The dangers of sustainability, The Future of Community and The Lure of the City: From Slums to Suburbs. He is the China correspondent for the Architectural Review and a founding member of New Narratives.
In London he retains his position as director at FCP Ltd, an independent film-making production unit specialising in architecture and the built environment. He also devised and chairs the Bookshop Barnies.
Saturday 22 October, 12.00 Frobisher 1-3
Zaha Hadid: her life and legacy
Saturday 22 October, 16.00 Frobisher 1-3
China’s Urban Revolution
Saturday 22 October, 17.30 Free Stage
Bookshop Barnie: Hillary Rising with James D Boys
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