We increasingly care about wellbeing, quality of life and inclusion when we think about how places are planned, developed or adapted, but we could do a lot more and need to challenge ourselves to work differently.
We Made That and PRD are hosting a series of discussions focusing on the ways in which social integration can be a fundamental component of what architects and built environment professional do. Using the three themes of the London Mayor’s Social Integration Strategy, we will take a critical view of three different projects, reflecting upon their successes but also inviting challenge as to how they could achieve more.
Third stop: EQUALITY
While London is one of the most diverse capital in the world, social, cultural, racial and economic inequalities are still being literally built into places. We know that people experience the built environment differently according to who they are, and what is assumed ‘of value’ for the architect or the developer may not be from another perspective. How can we, built environment professionals, work to deliver better and inclusive places that participate in tackling discrimination and inequalities?
Speakers will include Dr Bridget Snaith (UEL & Shape Landscape Architecture), Beth Collier (Wild in the City) & more.
The session will be chaired by PRD & We Made That.