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Ground Control – the Privatisation of Cities and Destruction of Public Space

11th June 2016 · 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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 Ground Control – the Privatisation of Cities and Destruction of Public Space

Anna Minton, author of Ground Control, will give a special talk for Antiuniversity Now about the privatisation of cities and public space, linking that with the ‘super prime’ crisis and the destruction and demolition of low cost housing.

Anna Minton is a writer and journalist and Reader in Architecture at the University of East London (UEL). She spent a decade in journalism, including a stint as a corporate reporter on the Financial Times.
Finding daily journalism frustrating she began to focus on longer projects for think tanks and policy organizations and is the author of numerous papers and reports, including the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Viewpoint on fear and distrust. In 2013, she became a Reader in Architecture at UEL. Between 2012-2014 she has been the 1851 Royal Commission’s Fellow in the Built Environment.

This event is part of Antiuniversity Now, a festival of free events on 9-12 June 2016.

Antiuniversity Now is a collaborative experiment to revisit and reimagine the Antiuniversity of 1968 in a programme of events inspired by the spirit, people and activities of the Antiuniversity of East London.

The Antiuniversity Now programme challenges academic and class hierarchy through an open invitation to teach and learn any subject, in any form, anywhere.

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