SHIFTS: How Did We Get Here, and What Comes Next? Full Panel Announced!

The Architecture Foundation is delighted to announce that Nanne de Ru (Powerhouse Company) and Hans Ibelings will be joined in conversation by Christopher Choa (AECOM) and Alice Fung (00:/, Hub Westminster). The pair will supplement SHIFTS' research and polemic arguments with global development perspectives and research into new and alternative economies, for the evening's searching survey of architecture's socio-economic emeshment, and unknown future, at SHIFTS: How Did We Get Here, and What Comes Next?, Tuesday 22 May, 7pm. The conversation will be chaired by Peter Buchanan, author of the Architecture Review's recent 12 part series of essays exploring the future of architecture, The Big Rethink.

Exploring the themes of the exhibition SHIFTS: The Economic Crisis and its Consequences for Architecture, currently on show at The AF, the conversation will explore vital and prescient questions. Are we now seeing the formal end of the Industrial Revolution, the tipping point from which the East takes the reins from the West? What have de-regulation and the changing role of credit done to the world’s built environment?

The evening will also launch a new publication resulting from Ibelings and Powerhouse's research, which will be available to purchase on the evening, hot off the press.

Join us for drinks at 6.30pm, with the discussion starting at 7pm.

£5 Full Price, £3 AF Members, online: