Alastair Donald
co-convenor, Battle of Ideas festival; convenor, Living Freedom; co-director, Future Cities Project

Alastair Donald is associate director of the Academy of Ideas and co-convenor of the 2019 Battle of Ideas festival. He is also secretary of the boi charity and convenor of Living Freedom, its annual residential school for young people to explore the meaning and ideals of freedom in the twenty-first century.

Alastair has worked in the UK and internationally to develop festivals, exhibitions and curated programmes. He is the co-editor of two books, The Lure of the City: from slums to suburbs (2011) and The Future of Community: reports of a death greatly exaggerated (2008) and is a founding member of mantownhuman which published Manifesto: towards a new humanism in architecture (2008). The Manifesto featured in Penguin Classics 100 Artists’ Manifestos.

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