Building for the Boroughs: Neave Brown and Paul Karakusevic in conversation

Of the 122,590 homes built in England in 2013 only a fifth constituted social housing and, of those, local authorities were responsible for the construction of just a fraction. Yet councils are currently reclaiming their role as housing providers. The Borough of Newham has committed itself to the construction of 20,000 new council homes, while Southwark aims to deliver a further 10,000. 

At this critical moment in the development of London's social housing, Building for the Boroughs offers an opportunity to hear from Neave Brown, the architect responsible for some of the most celebrated council housing of the post-war era, including the Grade II listed Fleet Road and Alexandra Road estates in Camden. 

Brown will be interviewed by Paul Karakusevic of the architects Karakusevic Carson, responsible for a number of council-led schemes now in development including the renewal of Hackney’s Colville Estate.

Audio from the event is availabe for listening here



Thursday 23 July, 7pm
Frobisher Auditorium 1 at The Barbican
Tickets are available from The Barbican website