David Bowden
associate fellow, Academy of Ideas

David is associate fellow at the Academy of Ideas, having acted as its associate director until July 2016. In his time at the Academy he played a key role in the expansion of the Battle of Ideas at the Barbican and the development of Battle of Ideas Europe.

He has written and commented for a range of media on issues around politics, lifestyle and culture including spikedIndependentCity AM, Sky News and BBC World Service. He has extensive experience of global PR and communications for organisations including DACS, Bpas and Libertas.


Saturday 28 October, 12:00 Conservatory
From Basquiat to Banksy: street art and urbanism

Saturday 28 October, 16:00 Frobisher 1-3
The gig economy: the changing face of work

Saturday 28 October, 17:30 Free Stage
Balloon debate: what is the best city?

Sunday 29 October, 16:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
What is… liberalism?

Tuesday 31 October, 19.30 Theaterforum Kreuzberg, Eisenbahnstraße 21, 10997 Berlin
Truth, fiction and belief in secular times