In an age of austerity, do the utopian ideals of postwar Modernism offer any solutions to our current situation?
Looking to the future was an essential part of Modernism; its postwar advocates believed that they were building a new and better world. In a second age of austerity, when we face housing shortages once more, it often seems that architecture has lost the initiative when it comes to social innovation.
Peter Barber – architect, principal, Peter Barber Architects, and lecturer, University of Westminster
Farshid Moussavi RA – architect, founder, Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA), and Professor in Practice of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Douglas Murphy – architect, architecture correspondent, Icon magazine, and author of Last Futures: Nature, Technology and the End of Architecture
Adrian Forty (chair) – Emeritus Professor of the History of Architecture, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
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