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New Now Next returned in 2020 with a series of truly inspirational live, virtual talks by a fascinating line-up of world-renowned architects.
The current series concluded on 11 February 2021 with a lecture by Toni L. Griffin, planning expert and founder of Just City Lab at Harvard School of Design. The Just City Lab is an applied research platform that investigates the ways design can have a positive impact on addressing the conditions of injustice in cities. Griffin’s practice designs transformative social and spatial urban revitalisation frameworks, rooted in addressing historic and current disparities involving race, class and generation. Toni was joined by moderator Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Museum Curator (Architecture and Design),National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
New Now Next is sponsored by Arup, and all events are free. The 2020 programme also featured talks by SO-IL, moderated by James Taylor Foster, and Akihisa Hirata, with Pedro Gadanho.