Manifestos: Architecture for a New Generation No. 2



  • In an exciting collaboration with the Design Museum, ‘Manifestos: Architecture for a New Generation’  highlights the work by 10 emerging voices in architecture, who have each been nominated by  established names in the profession, for their impact on shaping a new future for London. Responding to the defining challenges facing young people in London today, this new generation of architecture voices pushing the boundaries of what architecture can be, who London is for and what its future holds.
  • In a series of visionary manifestos, the chosen 10 share alternative visions for the capital’s urban landscape, prioritising collaboration, dialogue, learning and action in response to the real material and social conditions of a city in flux. Check back every Wednesday and Saturday for more.


Stephanie Edwards of Urban Symbiotics (nominated by Elsie Owusu OBE)


Architecture and Urbanism is at a crucial turning point. Set within a world undergoing intense social and technological change, the sector must respond and adapt to London’s growing expectations by facilitating new and inclusive ways for life to be experienced.

The real needs of people must be addressed to provide more relevant human spaces. This should be achieved by prioritising user insight through research and targeted engagement of people, providing a flexible vision.

A cross-disciplinary focus and delivery needs to be adopted. We must interrogate the relationship between physical, digital and social spaces to create tailored environments. By responding to behaviours, we can innovate developments in cities.

The future is exciting and provides a critical opportunity to re-invent human connection to the urban fabric, creating unified environments that meet the ever-evolving needs of London’s dynamic population.

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