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Architecture on Stage: Afterparti: For the Love of Power

03 March 19:00 - 21:00
Organized by: The Architecture Foundation
Venue: Barbican
Silk Street

Who and what holds the power to shape our buildings and cities? This on-stage conversation explores the stakeholders and structures that underpin the places in which we live.


The age of late capitalism, tumultuous governance and climate emergency has engendered a sense of powerlessness and despondency. These power struggles more often than not play out in – and are intrinsically connected to – the arena of the built environment.


As urban citizens and practitioners, how does this affect our lives? And what can be done to reclaim this power and effect positive, radical change?


Hosted by collective Afterparti, this event invites guests from within and around the field of architecture to define, unpack and challenge notions of power.


Afterparti is a fresh-thinking, architecture-infused collective with an event-and-zine series of the same name. Born out of the New Architecture Writers (N.A.W.) programme, the collective explores big ideas about contemporary urban space through the lenses of identity and race.