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Sustainability on Trial

The sustainable development paradox is counter-industrial, counter-intuitive and counter-capitalist. We live in a time of unequalled prosperity, education and communication.

Tuesday 19th April 2011 - 7.30pm @ Keyworth Centre

Sustainability on Trial...
A Future Noir Debate

Austin Williams, Director of Future Cities
Matt Price, Comedian from Mirth Control
Andrew Haigh, Sustainable Strategist at Foster + Partners
John Davies, Davis Langdon LLP

Sustainability is the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, facilitated by environmental, economic, and social dimensions.

The sustainable development paradox is counter-industrial, counter-intuitive and counter-capitalist, what follows the reforming green zeal will be a post-industrial landscape of nanotech clean energy chastising the dirty chemical consumption of the dysfunctional present-history; a time, lest we forget, which gave us unequalled prosperity, education and communication.

Western Society is devoted to consumption, ownership, profit, and individual liberty which combine to effectively suppress the human desires for collective well-being, social growth and renewal. The debate will unravel what sustainability means for designers and engineers of our future civilisation, to challenge the accepted polemic, a subject overwhelmed by multiple definitions, misplaced truisms, and an emerging industry distorted by commercial interests.

Is sustainability the capitalist communism of the future?
For more details and to book your free place please visit http://slsanet.ning.com|

This event is organised by South London Society of Architects which hosts thought-provoking talks and discussions for architects, engineers, planners and students.


Mr Austin Williams | talks
Mr Matt Price | talks
Mr Andrew Haigh | talks
Mr John Davies | talks | www


Date and Time:

19 April 2011 at 7:30 pm


1 hour



Keyworth Centre
Keyworth Street

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Organised by:

South London Society of Architects
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Email SLSATalks@aol.com to reserve your free place. Please give your full name as details will be entered on to a list at the security desk.

Additional Information:

South London Society of Architects - the RIBA Branch for South London in essence covers the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Lambeth and Southwark.

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