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Design and the Housing Crisis
For the past seven years, homelessness in London has been on the rise, with almost 5000 people sleeping rough on the streets last year. Although often portrayed as the result of individual circumstance, homelessness is as much a product of our built environment and the policies and infrastructures that sustain it.
Join architect Chris Hildrey to explore how urban systems contribute to homelessness in the city and provide opportunities for new solutions.
This event is part of Walking the City, a series exploring how the act of walking can create new ways of understanding, celebrating and re-imagining the city.
Chris Hildrey is an architect/designer focusing on complex systems, including contemporary social issues. As a previous designer in residence at the Design Museum he created ProxyAddress – a system to provide those experiencing homelessness with the unused addresses data of empty properties to allow them to reconnect with support services.