Join Concrete Communities and experts from the design industry for an evening examining the Southbank Centre in London, and how the democratisation of good design could help promote happiness and improve our lives.
Masterminded as a neofuturistic accompaniment to the (now Grade I listed) Royal Festival Hall, the Southbank Centre was a brutalist celebration of the future – a concrete commitment to people, art and culture.
Commissioned by London City Council, it was completed in 1968, with architects Warren Chalk, Dennis Crompton and Ron Herron credited as having the greatest influence on its radical design.
Chris Allen from FCBStudios will discus the retrofit work recently carried out on this landmark piece of post-war public architecture - the integrated complex of buildings includes the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room and the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Chris Allen Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Daniel Schofield Industrial Designer
David McKendrick Art Director + Paperboy
John Booth Artist + Ceramicist
John Grindrod Author + Journalist
Kathryn Pashley Product Designer + Academic
Leanne Cloudsdale Host + Moderator
Leonie Branston Designer + Founder of Ferian
Matt Kelly Plæy Workshop