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If I Had a Hammer...

If I Had a Hammer... The LILAC common house and pond. Courtesy Andy Lord

The LILAC common house and pond. Courtesy Andy Lord

16 September 2013
by Alastair Donald


This week the Architecture Foundation host the final session in the Culture + Commerce: Designs for a Different City series of evening discussions.

Taking as a starting point cities are suffering from an ‘ever-growing encroachment of commerce on culture’, the speakers in each session present their ideas for preserving the city as an ‘affordable site for living, experimentation and cultural production’.

On Wednesday 18th September, If I Had a Hammer... Our DIY Future – Are Cohousing and Self-Build the Answer to our Domestic Woes? explores the future for self-build and co-housing. As a response to ever-increasing rental and property prices, could housing be transformed by making its planning, actualisation and inhabitation a more participatory activity?

A panel including Paul Chatterton, Founding Member and Secretary, LILAC, Leeds, Jim Dyer, Director, Hab Housing and Silvia UllmayerUllmayersylvester Architects look at ethos, design, markets and financing models associated with DIY housing.

Weds 18 September 2013

Doors open 6.30pm. Event begins promptly at 7pm.

AF Project Space, 136 - 148 Tooley St, London, SE1 2TU