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Cook's Camden: The Making of Modern Housing

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Birkbeck School of Arts

43 Gordon Square London

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Mark Swenarton will talk about his recent book Cook's Camden: The Making of Modern Housing. This concerns a remarkable period in urban public housing when Sydney Cook, Camden's borough architect, brought in several young and talented architects to design housing that broke with the conventions established since the war. This new housing returned to the street and front doors, rejecting high buildings but still providing the required high densities. Swenarton will explain this important episode and examine what its legacy offers today.

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This event is part of Birkbeck Arts Week 2018 - see the full programme here.

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