Three days of walks, talks, family events, exhibitions and more

Join us to explore life in our modern cities with leading thinkers, writers, architects and artists.
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  1. ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

    About Festival of the Future City Bath

    Thurs 19 - Sat 21 Oct
    Bath, University of Bath

    Part of FFC2017 - a programme of walks, talks and more; set in the innovative architectural surroundings of Bath

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  2. Festival of the Future City 2017

    Housing in the Future City

    Justin McGuirk, Anna Minton, Alex Vasudevan
    SAT 21 OCT, 12.30 - 1.45PM
    The Edge

    Good quality homes are vital for a successful future city

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  3. Festival of the Future City Bath

    Festival All Ages Day

    Festival of the Future City
    Sat 21 Oct, 11-5.30pm
    The Edge

    Calling all citizens! What makes a city a great place to live? Join us for a day of talks alongside fun activities for all ages

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  4. Festival of the Future City 2017

    The Artist and the City

    Rut Blees Luxemburg, Melanie Manchot, Gayle Chong Kwan
    Sat 21 Oct, 2.30 - 3.45pm
    The Edge

    How does architecture and urban space inspire the work of contemporary artists?

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  5. Festival of the Future City Closing Event

    What Makes Great Architecture? The People's Debate

    ASSEMBLE, ROMA AGRAWAL, STUART WOOD
    Sat 21 Oct, 4 - 5.30pm, FREE ADMISSION (booking required)
    The Edge

    Join us for this special debate to close Festival of the Future City 2017. All ages and views welcome

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  6. Festival of the Future City Fab Lab

    The House That You Built

    Workshop with Lab-083
    Sat 21 Oct, 12.15pm and 2.15pm
    Art Studio

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  7. FESTIVAL OF THE FUTURE CITY 2017

    Future Past Heritage Walk: The Smithsons on Campus

    Sat 21 Oct, 10.30-11.45am
    The Edge

    A walk revealing how the historic city of Bath inspired buildings on campus

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    Preserving Utopia

    Alison Brooks, Henrietta Billings, Tanvir Hasan
    Fri 20 Oct, 1 - 2.30pm
    Bath Assembly Rooms

    Leading architects and thinkers ponder Bath as a 21st century city

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    Imagining the Future

    Jim Heverin, Andrew Vines, Roz Barr
    Fri 20 Oct, 5 - 6.30pm
    Bath Assembly Rooms

    How can new buildings transform historical environments?

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  10. Festival of the Future City Public Lecture

    Ken Loach

    FRI 20 OCT, 7.30 - 8.30PM
    EVENT SOLD OUT
    Bath Assembly Rooms

    Ken Loach presents his vision for the city of Bath, his home for many years

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    Architecture and Utopia (A Walk in the City of Bath)

    Owen Hatherley
    Thurs 19 Oct, 3 - 5pm
    Bath

    A unique walk around Bath on the trail of architecture and utopia

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  12. Festival of the Future City Bath Launch

    Liveable Cities

    Thurs 19 Oct, 6 - 8pm
    Widcombe Social Club

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  13. Bath and Bristol Joint Cultural Initiative

    About Festival of the Future City 2017

    18-21 Oct, 2017
    Bath, Bristol

    How do we make the cities we really want to live in?

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