Practitioners will discuss practicalities of design and procurement processes

Economist Building plaza, London, by Alison and Peter Smithson. Photo: seier+seier

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) London is hosting an afternoon symposium on 20 June on the role of the designer in public space.

The event will be divided into two panels, the earlier looking at the complexities of design and the role of the designer, and the later examining the procurement process and delivery.

Speakers include Bob Allies (Allies and Morrison), Professor Matthew Carmona (Bartlett School of Planning, UCL), Vincent Lacovara (Croydon council), and Deborah Saunt (DSDHA).

This symposium is part of an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project by the Department of Architecture at the University of Westminster.

Tickets are £20 per session. Book here.

The symposium will be complemented by a free public exhibition of modernist public space design in London and São Paulo between 1955 and 1975. Titled Brave Old World, the exhibition will feature in the RIBA Practice Space from 6 June to 2 July. Find out more.


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