May 24, 2018

In conversation with Anna Minton and John Boughton

In this episode of the Tank Magazine podcast, Adam Bychawski talks with two of the leading writers engaged on the UK’s serious housing issues, Anna Minton and John Boughton. A writer, journalist and reader of architecture at the University of East London, Anna Minton’s most recent book, Big Capital: Who Is London For? (2017) is a piercing survey of the housing shortage in London and looks at how our homes became financial assets. John Boughton’s first book Municipal Dreams (2018) provides a deeply compelling narrative history of Britain’s council housing from the 19th century through to the Grenfell Tower fire. Topics touched on include the origins of council housing and it’s erosion since the 1980s, alongside more optimistic non-market solutions that could prove key to building a more secure future. ◉

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