Designing Urban Identities

David spoke at the Royal Academy of Arts where he presented the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes.
The character of the urban fabric of London varies across the city, and has been shaped over time by varying economic, political and social factors. As new developments emerge they need to both respond to existing conditions and help formulate a future vision and identity for the locale within London.
The event was part of a new series of RA debates, Designing urban identities, that explores the degree to which the architecture designed for upcoming developments is helping shape or erode the tapestry of London’s identity. Over the course of the year, events will focus on the development taking place across each of the sub-regions as defined in the London Plan, and reflect on their impact on the capital as a whole.