Peter Barber lecture

The distinguished housing architect discusses the role of the street in shaping the public life of the city


07:00pm, Wednesday, 24 May 2017


09:00pm, Wednesday, 24 May 2017



Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore,



In 2001, Peter Barber won an Architecture Foundation competition for a 40-unit housing development in east London. The Donnybrook Quarter marked a significant change in thinking about what density of development might be acceptable in the city centre.  Its very direct relationship between house and street has gone on to be a defining theme of Barber's later output and has been highly influential on other architects.  In this lecture, entiled Street...Who owns the City?,  Barber discusses his understanding of the relationship between the private dwelling and the public realm, with reference to both his built projects and to a speculative reimagining of London's periphery called 100 mile city.

Peter Barber

100 Mile City