The last London? Present and future of a global city

Saturday 21 October 2017, 19:00
Coronet Theatre, Auditorium

‘Brexodus’, housing crisis, frantic development plans, homelessness, social isolation, corporate greed are just some of the issues that overshadow the present and future of London. What will be of this city we live in? Is it really doomed to become a dystopia or, in the end, is this just London being itself – a restless, challenging, ever-mutating city? A panel with three different but interwoven perspectives on what is happening to our city.

This event will be in English.

Running time: approx. 80 minutes.

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Iain Sinclair

is an author and filmmaker, well-known for his books on London and for his investigations in psychogeography. He is the author of nearly thirty books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including London Orbital (2002). His latest book is The Last London (2017).

Olivia Laing

is a novelist and cultural critic. In 2016, her book The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone was named a Book of the Year in many publications including the Guardian, Observer, Telegraph and Times Literary Supplement. Her new novel, Crudo (Picador 2018), partially set in Italy during the summer of 2017, has been described as “a funny and emphatically raw account of love in the apocalypse”.

Andrea Lissoni

is Senior Curator of Film and International Art at Tate Modern. Before moving to London, he co-founded the international festival of electronic art Netmage in Bologna and was a curator at Hangar Bicocca in Milan. He sits on the board of Film London.