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Liverpool Salon: Designs for Living
November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Michael Owens (researcher, writer and lecturer; author Play the Game: How the Olympics came to East London) and John Boughton (social historian, blogger; author Municipal Dreams:the Rise and Fall of Council Housing) to take a historical perspective on Britain’s current housing crisis. From the golden age of post war planning to the decades of decline from the late 70s and 80s and focusing on the experience of Merseyside, we’ll ask what lessons might be learnt from Britain’s post-war vision for building a new, more modern and better future from the rubble of war.
The event runs until 1.45 pm, but you are invited to stay to continue the conversation over drinks or a lunch in the Athenaeum’s newsroom.
Designs for Living is the latest in a series of Liverpool Salon discussions, which explore the past as a way of thinking about future possibilities and reflecting on the problems of our own time.