04 June 2013
Doors open 18.00 | Start 18.30 - 20.30
RIBA, 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD
London has perhaps the highest concentration of architectural talent found anywhere in the world, contributing to the ever-changing mix of architectural styles and competing visions found in the city. With no policy on architecture or design quality: does this relaxed attitude help or hinder us? And what role does architecture have on both a city’s future growth as well as its cultural heritage?
Sir Terry Farrell is one of the world’s leading architects and urban planners. His vision has shaped cities around the world. This year Sir Terry is leading the Government’s independent, national review of architecture, and is also the Ambassador for the London Festival of Architecture.
For this year’s festival debate, Sir Terry will introduce his outlook on some of the challenges facing our built environment before engaging the audience in debate. Drawing on a diverse audience and some invited special guests, this is sure to be a lively and engaging discussion.
We invite you to join the conversation.
Subject to Parliamentary commitments we hope the evening will open with the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey MP FRIBA, helping to introduce the Government’s independent, national Review of Architecture and the Built Environment.