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Municipal Landscapes: A Celebration
Telling the story of London’s social housing, this walk will provide a social, political and architectural history of post-war estates in London.
Led by designer-in-residence Hester Buck and author of Municipal Dreams John Boughton, this walk celebrates these spaces and their role in the urban environment. Each estate will host readings and discussion about the ideas that defined their design.
Through describing historic accounts, anecdotes and live projects this walk will explore the very different way public spaces within the estates have been appropriated by their tenant
This event is part of Walking the City, a series exploring how the act of walking can create new ways of understanding, celebrating and re-imagining the city.
Hester is a current designer-in-residence at the Design Museum and member of the critical design practice public works. Her projects address discussions around landscape and nature understood through our relationship to urban public space. Hester graduated in 2016 from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Architecture, having previously studied at Oxford Brookes University.