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Architecture as investment

New forms of social equity

Public lecture hosted by Urban Age in partnership with Monocle

The challenge to provide affordable housing is a global issue. At a time when market forces are eclipsing architecture’s social value, Elemental’s pioneering housing is transforming urban communities in Latin America.

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  • Alejandro Aravena

    Alejandro Aravena

    Alejandro Aravena is an architect and since 2006, he has been Executive Director of ELEMENTAL, a Do Tank that, in partnership with the Chilean Oil Company COPEC and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, develops housing and infrastructural projects with public interest and social impact. Aravena has been a member of the Pritzker Prize Jury since 2009 and was named Honorary RIBA International Fellow that year. He is Director of 15th Venice Architecture Biennale (2016).

     

  • Ricky Burdett

    Ricky Burdett

    Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at LSE and Director of the Urban Age and LSE Cities. He is a member of the Mayor of London’s Cultural Leadership Board and was Director of the Venice International Architecture Biennale and Curator of the Global Cities Exhibition Tate Modern in London. He has previously been a member of the UK Government Airport Commission (2012-2015) and Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the 2012 London Olympics. He is co-editor of ‘Shaping Cities in an Urban Age’ (2018), ‘The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century’ (2017), ‘Living in the Endless City’ (2011) and ‘The Endless City’ (2007).

  • Tyler Brûlé

    Tyler Brûlé, Editor-in-Chief of Monocle magazine