Future Homes for London: Alternate Models

A two-day series of presentations and discussions, questioning alternate models of affordable and community-led housing projects for the UK.

Organised by the Royal College of Art, St Ann’s Redevelopment Trust, Haringey, RCA City Design, The Architecture Foundation and Baylight Foundation. These series of events pulls apart and questions alternate models of affordable and community-led housing projects for the UK. 

Using global exemplars – from Swiss projects based on nineteenth-century co-operative legal structures such as Kraftwerk I and Mehr als Wohnen in Zurich, new Spanish co-operatives addressing community ageing (La Borda), to the Nightingale structure developed within the specific legal and financial constraints of Australian law – the event asks what, within the context of the UK, is possible? What works and why, and how do we learn from other places, recognising the specificity of our legal jurisdiction, financial structures, and cultural limitations?

The full event schedule can be found here.

Day One | Friday 13 April 2018

1. Introduction Dr. Adrian Lahoud (Dean of School of Architecture, RCA), Tony Wood (StART Haringey), Dr Tarsha Finney (City Design RCA)


2. Cristina Gamboa (Lacol), La Borda, Barcelona


3. Jeremy McLeod (Breathe Architecture), The Commons, Melbourne


4. Christoph Schmidt (ifau), R50, Berlin


5. Christian Roth (Zanderroth Architekten), BIGyard, Berlin


6. Claudia Thiesen (Mehr Als Wohnen), Kraftwerk I, Zurich


7. Jeremy McLeod (Breathe Architecture): The Nightingale Principle


8. Paul Karakusevic (Karakusevic Carson Architects): Camden/New York


9. Panel Discussion Chaired by Dr. Tarsha Finney (Programme Lead, MA City Design, RCA)


DAY TWO | Saturday 14th April 2018

10. Vanessa Ricketts (StART)


11. Stephen Hill (National CLT Network and UK Cohousing Network)


12. Dinah Roake (Atlas, Homes and Communities Agency)


13. Panel Discussion Chaired by Dr Adrian Lahoud (Dean of School of Architecture, RCA)


14. Marlene Barrett (StART)


15. Stephen Hill (National CLT Network and UK Cohousing Network)


16. Frances Northrop (Principal Director for Communities and Localities, NEF)


17. Pete Gladwell (Head of Public Sector Partnerships, Legal & General InvestmentManagement)


18. Panel Discussion, Chaired by Paul Karakusevic (Karakusevic Carson Architects)


19. The Architecture Foundation: The future of Community-led Housing