Doughnut: The Outer London Festival 27.08.15

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Icon is partnering with the Architecture Foundation on a day-long festival at which speakers such as Will Self, Hanif Kureishi and Ellis Woodman will discuss London’s peripheral boroughs

On 5 September, architects, writers, historians and economists will gather at the Old Royal Naval College in London’s Greenwich to discuss the past, present and future of the city’s peripheral boroughs.

The day-long festival, organised by the Architecture Foundation, is being spearheaded by Will Self, who will be in conversation with fellow author and suburban Londoner Hanif Kureishi about the development of the capital’s suburban consciousness over the past four decades.

Icon is working with the festival to bring you podcasts of the debates. Speakers such as the Architecture Foundation’s director Ellis Woodman, journalist Gillian Darley, architect Tom Holbrook and architectural historians Wouter Vanstiphout and Michelle Provoost will speak about topics such as the future of the greenbelt, the exodus to the suburbs and housing on a city’s outskirts.

The writers of The Inbetweeners will discuss their hit television comedy, set in dull suburbia, before an episode of the series is screened.

There will be a mix of activities and food stalls outside the venue, including artist Verity-Jane Keefe’s roving Mobile Museum and a map to which visitors can contribute their favourite places to visit around the capital.

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Icon is working with the festival to bring you podcasts of the debates

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