This year’s festival encourages the participation of an international audience by hosting talks from researchers and practitioners around the world in an online event. Talks will last between 20-30 minutes and focus on work involving a science-based people-centred approach to the built environment.
The Right to the City is Henri Lefebvre's call to action to reclaim the city as a co-created space, allowing urban dwellers to remodel their surroundings, and therefore themselves. As Lefebvre stated, a new approach to urbanism must “rescue the citizen as main element and protagonist of the city that he himself had built”. The Right to the City was recognised by the United Nation's New Urban Agenda (2016) as the vision of "cities for all".
Brookings Institution; Prof. and Director of Infant Language at Temple University
Volunteer Director at Co-Risk Labs and Transition Town Brixton
Director of White Arkitekter, Sweden
Professor of Early Intervention in Mental Health, KCL