New London Architecture

London Design Capital Powered by PechaKucha, and NextGen Social


Wednesday 25 August 2021
18:00 - 20:00

Come to Coal Drops Yard and explore the international projects being delivered by London based teams, showcasing both the reach of the capital’s skills and the breadth of expertise.
This evening is also our NextGen Summer Social and so we look forward to seeing many of you from our NextGen network at this event.
Following the launch of NLA’s report London Design Capital, exploring the current impact of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic on London’s status as a global design hub, we take a closer look at some of the international projects that have been designed by London based practices that feature as part of the reports showcase. 

Masterplans, infrastructure, mixed-use and residential projects from across the world illustrate both the reach of the capital’s skills and the breadth of expertise. How has Brexit and COVID-19 impacted these international projects? How have processes and ways of collaborating with other countries had to change and adapt? 

The format, PechaKucha (ペチャクチャ), was devised in Tokyo in 2003 by the English architect Mark Dytham and has turned into a massive global celebration of design, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. The format makes presentations concise, keeps things moving at a rapid pace and holds its audience.

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Speaker biographies

Lucie Murray

Head of Policy, Research & Intelligence, NLA

Ashley Munday

Principal, Hassell

Olga Gomez

Director, Squire and Partners

Maggie Wang Zuniga

Associate, Arup

Kristof Keerman

Associate, Stanton Williams

Andrew Barnett

Principal, Hopkins Architects Limited

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