Panel Discussion

Manifestos: Architecture for a New Generation 2023

This annual collaboration between the London Festival of Architecture and the Design Museum showcases progressive manifestos envisioning a more inclusive London, developed by emerging voices in architecture and the built environment.

What to expect

Manifestos: Architecture for a New Generation returns for a 5th year, presenting thought-provoking manifestos from four emerging voices who are expanding the parameters of what architecture can be, who London is for and what its future holds.

This year, a panel of respected voices in architecture and design have nominated a brilliant line-up of creatives, who they regard as being engaged with and committed to the act of progressive, inclusive placemaking in London.

The nominees will present and discuss their manifestos as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

This year's nominators are Jos Boys, Dr. Ruth Lang, Shahed Saleem and Dr. Neal Shasore.

Nominees to be announced in April.


Jos Boys

Boys is co-founder and co-director, with Zoe Partington, of The DisOrdinary Architecture Project which brings disabled artists into built environment education and practice to critically and creatively re-think access and inclusion. Originally trained in architecture, she was co-founder of Matrix feminist architecture and research collective in London UK in the 1980s. Boys has also been a journalist, critic, researcher, consultant, educator and photographer; and has published many books and articles.

Dr. Ruth Lang

Lang is an architect, researcher, writer, and senior lecturer at the Royal College of Art and the London School of Architecture. Her work focuses on the networks and mechanisms we engage with in delivering architectural projects, exploring how we might practice differently in order to achieve a more socially and environmentally equitable profession. She is currently leading the Low Carbon Housing research in the Design Museum’s Future Observatory.

Shahed Saleem

Saleem is an architect, author and Reader in Architecture at the University of Westminster. His research and practice explore the architecture of diaspora communities, in particular their relationship to heritage, belonging and nationhood. Saleem’s design and research has been recognised widely. Saleem’s book, ‘The British Mosque, an architectural and social history’, was published by Historic England in 2018 and he co-curated the Victoria and Albert Museum's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2021.

Dr. Neal Shasore

Shasore is Head of School and Chief Executive of the London School of Architecture. He is particularly passionate about diversifying architectural education, heritage and practice. An architectural historian by training, his research and writing has primarily focussed on architectural culture in Britain and the Empire in the first half of the twentieth century. This critical perspective informs his own pedagogy and practice. He is a member of the Design Museum Learning & Research Committee.

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Adult: £10
Concession: £8.
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Media partner

STIRworld is a global digital magazine that publishes daily thought-provoking content covering the transdisciplinary domain of architecture, design and art. It is committed to steering the discourse ahead in one direction – thinkNEXT, through critical case studies, opinion pieces and columns, and original content series that are unique to STIR.

In partnership with LFA

The London Festival of Architecture, 1 – 30 June, is a month long celebration of architecture and city-making, taking place across London. The Festival’s mission is to open up discussions around architecture, test new ideas and uncover and promote new talent.

Manifestos: Architecture for a New Generation 2022

Nine new voices in architecture developed short films of their manifestos for London's future, responding to the social and urban conditions of the city.

Background image by Helene Binet.