CITY CRIT: Modern Finsbury Housing
Research for an architectural walking tour, London, 2019-2020

As part of the Architecture Foundation’s Modern Housing series, this walk focused on the varied urban neighbourhoods that thread between King’s Cross and Clerkenwell, encompassed largely by the former Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury until 1965. The tour uncovers a surprising patchwork of typologically ambitious, experimental inter-war and post-war social housing schemes built between the late 1920s and 1950s.

The tour journeys through the former borough and its edges to reveal a chronological local history of a golden age in municipal building. The five early-to-mid-20th-Century schemes covered by the tour offer powerful examples for anyone tackling contemporary questions around housing and citymaking in London today.

Research, public programming, graphic design