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Housing What Housing?

When: Thursday 23rd November 18.30
Where: BDP, 16 Brewhouse Yard, London, EC1V 4LJ

BDP’s London studio is hosting a debate on the current UK housing crisis asking if the almost terminal decline in construction of housing since the 1960s, coupled with a lack of trust in modern building techniques, has also led to a decline in respect for architects in this sector.  Austin Williams, Future Cities Project and senior lecturer at Kingston School of Art, will chair the event and speakers will include our head of housing, Kathryn Tombling, alongside John McRae, director at Orms, writer and critic James Woudhuysen, architect Dagmar Binsted and writer and WAF curator Jeremy Melvin. They will ask if the horror of the Grenfell Tower fire will now provide architects with opportunities to develop innovative solutions to the crisis and what those would be.

This informal, lively event is open to all, free to attend and refreshments will be provided. Places must be booked by emailing