Alastair Donald

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.

Related Sessions
Wednesday 19 October 2011, 6.30pm Mind in Croydon, Training Room, 10 Altyre Road, East Croydon CR0 5LA
Sunday 30 October 2011, 3.45pm Students' Union
Saturday 5 November 2011, 4.00pm Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 55, Warsawa, Poland

Publications

The Lure of the City: From Slums to Suburbs (Pluto Press, 2011)
The Future of Community: Reports of a Death Greatly Exaggerated (Pluto Press, 2008)

Picking on The Apprentice: Richard Donkin - Bulling in a vote-off society

"A superb brainstorming of gritty brinkmanship. Totally mind-stretching and wonderful."
Humphrey Hawksley, BBC World Affairs correspondent

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