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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 and Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme. He sits on the Mayor of London’s Cultural Leadership Board, is a Council Member of the Royal College of Art and Trustee of the Norman Foster Foundation. He was Chief Advisor on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics and architectural advisor to the Mayor of London from 2001 to 2006. He was Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2006 and curator of the Global Cities exhibition at Tate Modern in 2007. Burdett has been on architectural juries for high-profile projects including Tate Modern, London’s Aquatic Centre, Rothschild Bank Headquarters, Holland Green and Elizabeth House and has worked on major regeneration projects across Europe and the USA, including the 8-million sq ft redevelopment around Penn Station in New York City. He was appointed CBE in the Queen’s 2017 New Year’s Honours List.

  • Tyler Brûlé

    Tyler Brûlé, Editor-in-Chief of Monocle magazine