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FOR THE LOVE
OF POWER
Interviews and debate at the Barbican Centre 3 March 2020
Afterparti on stage at the Barbican Frobisher Auditorium, with Julia King, research fellow at LSE Cities; Adam Elliott-Cooper, board member of The Monitoring Group; and André Anderson, headmaster of Freedom & BalanceWe discuss how define, unpack and challenge notions of power, and who and what holds the power to shape our buildings and cities?
 
In the age of late capitalism, tumultuous governance and climate crisis has engendered
a sense of helplessness. Yet we are also seeing the subversion 
and redistribution of power, in the form of collective action and uptick of grassroots initiatives. These power struggles play out in – and are intrinsically connected to – the arena of the built environment. As urban citizens and practitioners, how does this affect our lives? And what can be done to reclaim power and effect positive, radical change?
 
For the Love of Power is a part of The Architecture Foundation’s Architecture on Stage series – a programme of talks by the world’s leading architects.
A huge thank you to Julia, Adam and André for joining us, Jon Astbury at the Barbican, and Ellis Woodman and Phin Harper for making this amazing evening possible. 

Photo: Brydn Webb www.brydnwebb.com

 
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ZINE ISSSUE #00
The Time for Failure is Now Publication
March 2019
Issue #00 is a prototype zine (limited to 500 hand-numbered copies), an experiment in style, voice and collaboration. It takes its departure point from the N.A.W.-curated public debate The Time for Failure is Now, staged in the summer of 2018. The zine amplifies and extends those on-stage conversations, forming new arguments and critiques in response to them. This issue unpacks ideas around diversity, design colonialism, accountability and education.
Each of Afterparti’s nine members contribute articles in #00m, with guest contributions from Akil Scafe-Smith, Pooja Agrawal and Joseph Henry, and interviews with Ben Derbyshire and Neba Sere. 
Afterparti believes in platforms for radical, underrepresented voices. It advocates a culture of collaboration and inclusivity. It wants to fail better.
Please visit our press section to see reviews and interviews.
Thank you to Phin Harper and Tom Wilkinson, Ellis Woodman,the supporters of N.A.W and the Architecture Foundation, and Derwent London for making this publication possible. 
 
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THE TIME FOR FAILURE IS NOW
The Time for Failure is Now Live Debate
July 2018
Our first live debate at the RCA Summer Degree Show 2018, brought together Interviews with Danna Walker, Indy Johar and Danah Abdulla, with a wider debate with the audience and N.A.W board members David Ogunmuyiwa, Farshid Moussavi and Adrian Lahoud. The conversation were passionate and the transcript became the basis of our zine publication.
Thank you to Phin Harper and Tom Wilkinson, Ellis Woodman,the supporters of N.A.W and the Architecture Foundation, for making this event possible. 
 
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Imprint Publishing Fair
‘Rip It Up, Again’ Event with We Made That
December 2019
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The London Society 
Nile Bridgeman talking on ‘The Architectural Policing of Social Boundaries’.
February 2020
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Placelabs Pechakucha 
Joined by composer, Jonathan Goldstein, and neuroscientist, Josh Artus. The subject was cities, and the theme ‘amplification’
June 2019
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Whitechapel Gallery
Tour of 'Is This Tomorrow?'
with Shumi Bose
May 2019
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