Academy of Ideas
Alastair coordinates planning and programming across projects including Battle of Ideas and Battle of Ideas Europe, and is co-founder of the Academy of Ideas’s residential school Living Freedom which allows 18-25-year-olds to explore the meaning and ideals of freedom in the twenty-first century. He is an experienced cultural programmer having worked in the UK and internationally to develop festivals, exhibitions and curated programmes. Alastair is a founding member of New Narratives seeking a post-Brexit transformation in design, and of mantownhuman, which published Manifesto: towards a new humanism in architecture (2008) which featured in Penguin Classics 100 Artists’ Manifestos. He is co-editor of The Lure of the City: from slums to suburbs (2011) and The Future of Community: reports of a death greatly exaggerated (2008).