Building Jerusalem: Designing the houses and communities of tomorrow
February 16, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
Ken Worpole talks to Andrea Luca Zimmerman about his new book,New Jerusalem: The Good City and the Good Society.
On 3 December 1898 at Rectory Road Congregational Church in Stoke Newington, Ebenezer Howard gave his first public lecture on the garden city, which became the most influential idea in 20th century town planning. Writer and historian Ken Worpole introduces his new book on utopianism and town planning, New Jerusalem: The Good City and the Good Society, by re-visiting Howard’s vision, and assessing its relevance for today.
He is joined by cultural activist and film-maker, Andrea Luka Zimmerman, whose acclaimed film, Estate: A Reverie, is based on the last days of the Haggerston Estate prior to redevelopment. Together they will discuss how housing policy in the future might best be designed to embody forms of community identity and mutual support in a diverse and fast-changing society.