Like many other London events I don’t get to, I had a ticket for this, it looked interesting, and now the Royal Academy have posted the video. So if, like me, you couldn’t get there the recording is here to watch:-


From left to right

Kate Macintosh – Architect, formerly of the London Boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth, and East Sussex and Hampshire County Councils; designer of Dawson’s Heights, East Dulwich (1964–72)

Dawson’s Heights – my walk with C20th Society

Mark Crinson – Professor of Architectural History, Birkbeck, University of London

who spent twenty minutes being rude about the Smithsons. He made no attempt to hide the fact that he doesn’t like RHG or the people who designed it. Watch the debate and decide for yourself.

The Smithsons on housing – watch the film and see what you think

The Smithsons – transcript

Owen Hopkins – Architecture Programme Curator, Royal Academy (chair)

Jessie Brennan – Artist; author of Regeneration! Conversations, Drawings, Archives & Photographs from Robin Hood Gardens (2015)

Dr Paul Watt – Reader in Urban Studies, Birkbeck, University of London

An excellent history of council estates from right to buy to the present day


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