30 August 2013
Anna Minton is a writer and journalist. A frequent contributor to numerous publications, including the Financial Times, The Guardian and the New Statesman, she is also author of several important reports on the way we live including Fortress Britain, an exploration of the growing impact of high security and ‘Secured by Design’ policies, which was published by the New Economics Foundation. Her 2009 book Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First-Century City, a passionate defence against the privatisation of our streets, was brought up to date in 2012 with a chapter on the true Olympic legacy.
In her Soapbox Talk, Anna discusses 'how the security which comes with privatised ‘public’ places creates fear and paranoia. A truly public realm by contrast, is open, inclusive and democratic'.
Gallery 10, Burlington Gardens
Free with an exhibition ticket (no booking required)
Taking place in Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out , the Soapbox provides a literal platform for key figures from the worlds of architecture, design, art and engineering to make fresh and passionate 15-minute polemics on some of the central issues confronting architecture and cities, today and in the future. Provocative and inspiring, contentious and stimulating, audience participation is actively encouraged! Find out more