About

Architects for Social Housing (ASH) CIC was founded in March 2015 in order to respond architecturally to London’s housing ‘crisis’. We are a Community Interest Company that organises working collectives for individual projects. Our founding principle is that refurbishing London’s council housing estates, and where possible increasing their housing capacity through infill and roof extensions, is a more sustainable solution to the housing needs of Londoners than demolishing and redeveloping them as properties for capital investment.

 

Over the past four years, ASH has produced design alternatives to demolition for seven London housing estates, including Knight’s Walk (2015), where we succeeded in stopping the demolition of half the homes; the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates (2015-16), where our feasibility study, submitted as part of the residents’ Right to Transfer, helped save both estates from demolition; the Central Hill estate (2015-17), for which we produced a book-length case study; the Northwold estate (2017), where our designs helped saved the estate from demolition; and St. Raphael’s estate (2021) where, once again, our designs helped save the estate from demolition. Through our design, research and community work, ASH has helped stop the demolition of 2,165 council and housing association dwellings, in the process saving the homes of around 6,800 housing-estate residents.

 

In addition, over the past four years ASH has also explored the possibilities of co-operative housing development, producing design proposals for the Patmore co-operative estate (2017-19), with whom we worked to produce a design vision of its future; The Drive housing co-operative (2017-19); the Brixton Gardens housing co-operative (2018); and the Brixton Housing Co-operative (2019).

 

For three years between 2015-2017, ASH organised Open Gardens Estates, a London-wide annual event hosted by 17 estates threatened with demolition.

 

ASH has delivered more than 80 presentations to academic, art, design and architectural institutions, local councils and the Greater London Authority, as well as giving hundreds of talks and interviews to campaign groups, journalists and students. We have also held public meetings on subjects from the causes of the Grenfell Tower fire (July 2017) to changing policy on estate regeneration (June 2018). ASH has exhibited its work at the Peer Gallery (2015), the Cubitt Gallery (2016), the Institute of Contemporary Arts (2017) and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery (2019). In 2019 ASH had a month’s residency at the 221A gallery in Vancouver, where we delivered a series of four lectures subsequently collected in our book, For a Socialist Architecture: Under Capitalism.

 

ASH has published over 250 articles, reports, presentations and case studies on our research website, which over the past 7 years has been visited over 700,000 times by more than 400,000 people from around the world. These publications include the following book-length reports: West Kensington and Gibbs Green Estates: New Homes and Improvements without Demolition (2016); The Ethics of Estate Regeneration: ASH Response to the Royal Institute of British Architects (2016); Homes for Londoners: The Good Practice Guide to Resisting Estate Demolition (2017); The Truth about Grenfell Tower (2017); Mapping London’s Estate Regeneration Programme (2017); Central Hill: A Case Study in Estate Regeneration (2018); The Costs of Estate Regeneration (2018); Inequality Capital: A Power Walk by Architects for Social Housing (2019); and Saving St. Raphael’s Estate: The Alternative to Demolition (2022).

 

ASH’s work is the subject of a feature-length film, Concrete Soldiers (2018), and we appeared in the documentary Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (2017), as well as in the Channel 5 documentary What Went Wrong: Countdown to Disaster. 1. Grenfell Tower Fire (February 2022). We have also appeared numerous times as expert commentators on various news outlets, including RT UK News, Channel 4 News, Channel 5, ABC News and LBC Radio.

 

Architects for Social Housing CIC was founded by Geraldine Dening and Dr. Simon Elmer, its executive Directors.

 

Geraldine Dening received her BA, MA Hons (Architecture Part 1) from the University of Cambridge in 1997. She went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Architecture (Part 2) at University College London in 2001, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture (Part 3) (Distinction) at Westminster University in 2009. She registered with the Architects Registration Board in 2009. Since 2009, she has taught at the School of Architecture at De Montfort University in Leicester, running a design studio at BA and MArch. In 2010 she was appointed Senior Lecturer; in 2010-12 she ran the MA in Architectural Design; in 2017 she was made Module Leader in Professional Practice and Ethics; and in 2018 she was the Joint Head of 3rd Year. Since 2005 she has been a visiting critic for the Bartlett School of Architecture, the Architectural Association, University College London, the University of East London, London Metropolitan University, Kingston University, the University of Nottingham, the University of Cambridge and the University of Sheffield. From 2005-2007, she ran a design studio at London Metropolitan University. In 2006, she founded Geraldine Dening Architect, her professional practice, which focuses on refurbishing and improving existing housing. Notable projects include a collaboration with Goshka Macuga to design a pavilion for the Sao Paolo Biennale in Brazil (2006); and a collaboration with Sam Causer Architect on the Peabody Housing Small Projects competition, which was shortlisted (2014). From 2014-2018, she was on the board of directors for SPID Theatre. In 2015, she co-founded Architects for Social Housing, for which she is Lead Architect. In 2018, as part of the Progress 1000 awards, she was named one of London’s 30 most influential architects by the by the Evening Standard. In 2019, she was included in Who’s Who.

 

Simon Elmer received his MA (Distinction) in the History and Theory of Art and Architecture from University College London in 1994, and was awarded his PhD in the History and Theory of Art in 2001. He has taught at the universities of London (1995-1999), Manchester (1999-2000) and Reading (2001-2003); and from 2003-2005 was a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan, USA. In 2015, he co-founded Architects for Social Housing, for which he is Head of Research.

 

ASH also has two non-executive Directors: Sam Causer MA (Cantab), Dip Arch, RIBA CA; and Leonie Weber, Architect.

 

Architects and Architectural Assistants who have worked with ASH on our projects include: Tom Brownill, Matthew Stewart, Hikaru Kitai, Deb Parker, Kate Macintosh, Fran Cancino, Rob Wills, Ben Corbett, Maja Klich, Jake Maclean, Olande Onitiju, Jack Sweet, Andrea Vasilcin, Sam Willis, Caitriona Casey, Julika Gittner, Georgie Day, Emily Carmichael, Senaka Weeraman, Toby O’Connor, Roma Gadomska Miles, Julie Plichon, Viola Petrella, Daniel Sturrock, Gill Slater, Charles Verni, Alex Engle, Jan Moore, Madonna George, Sophie Bakkali, Nick Barber, Tim Wilson.

 

Photographers and filmmakers who have documented ASH’s work include: Alessia Gamarotta, Nikita Woolfe, Joseph Asghar, Lola, Sam Mellish, Mark Hutchinson.

 

Building industry professionals who have given their time and expertise to ASH’s projects include: Peter Miles and Robert Martell at Robert Martell and Partners; Tom Robertshaw at Glass Structures; Isabel Why and Harry Westaway at Model Environments; Adriana Massidda and Can Ozerdem at Down to Earth and De Montfort University; Nicholas Fonty at Just Maps.

 

Web design and support from Daniel Sturrock.

 

CV

 

ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS

 

2020-21   Design and feasibility study for the St. Raphael’s estate, London

2019         Design and feasibility study for the Brixton Housing Co-operative, London

2018         Design and feasibility proposal for the Brixton Gardens co-operative housing development, London

2017-19    Design and feasibility study for The Drive co-operative co-housing development, London

2017-19    Strategic plan for the Patmore estate, London (ongoing)

2017         Design proposals for the Northwold estate, London

2015-17   Design and feasibility study for the Central Hill estate, London

2015-16   Design and feasibility study for the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates, London

2015        Design proposals for Knight’s Walk, Cotton Gardens estate, London

2015        Design proposals for the Cressingham Gardens estate, London

 

REPORTS

 

2021.07   Saving St. Raphael’s Estate: The Alternative to Demolition

2021.06   For a Socialist Architecture: Under Capitalism

2019.12   For a Socialist Architecture: Lectures at 221A, Vancouver

2019.04   Inequality Capital: A Power Walk by Architects for Social Housing

2018.09   The Costs of Estate Regeneration: A Report by Architects for Social Housing

2018.04   Central Hill: A Case Study in Estate Regeneration

2017.07   The Truth about Grenfell Tower: A Report by Architects for Social Housing

2017.03   Homes for Londoners: Good Practice Guide to Resisting Estate Demolition

2016.06   Open Garden Estates 2016: A Report by Architects for Social Housing

2016.08   The Ethics of Estate Regeneration: ASH Response to the Royal Institute of British Architects

2016.05   West Kensington and Gibbs Green Estates: New Homes and Improvements without Demolition

2015.12   The Housing and Planning Bill. ASH submission to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

2021.07   ASH Press Release: St. Raphael’s Estate Saved from Demolition. ASH website

2021.06   Stay at home? Lockdown laid bare Britain’s housing crisis. People’s Lockdown Inquirer

2021.02   For a Sustainable Socialist Architecture, chapter in ReprociUdad: Design Diplomacy in Seville

2020.10   ASH Co-Housing: Design Option for the Brixton Housing Co-operative. ASH website

2020.10   ASH House: Design Options for the Drive Housing Co-operative. ASH website

2020.04   Coronavirus, Government Lockdown and its effects on UK Housing. ASH website

2020.03   The Future of St. Raphael’s Estate: Design Options by Karakusevic Carson Architects. ASH website

2020.02   The Campaign for St. Raphael’s Estate: Fighting a Social and Environmental Disaster. ASH website

2020.01   The Fight for Montreal Square: Questions and Strategies for Campaigners. ASH website

2020.01   Under Capitalism: Second Manifesto of Architects for Social Housing. ASH website

2019.11   ASH Housing Manifesto 2019. ASH website

2019.11   Saving West Kensington and Gibbs Green Estates: An Open Letter to Labour Activists. ASH website

2019.10   Grenfell Tower: A Tragedy. Future Cities Project

2019.10   Legislation, Rioting and Estate Demolition: A Chronology of Social Cleansing in London, 1999-2019. ASH website

2019.08   The Smell of an Anarchist: The Aesthetics of Social Cleansing. ASH website

2019.07   The Regeneration of Ham Close Estate: For a Socialist Architecture. ASH website

2019.07   The Regeneration of Ham Close Estate: What the Green Party has learned from Labour. ASH website

2019.03   Hackney Council is Demolishing an Entire Estate to Build More Luxury Housing. Vice

2019.02   Public Subsidies for Private Profit: The Colville Estate Regeneration. ASH website

2019.01   What is Community-led Housing? Proposal for a Co-operative Housing Development. ASH website

2019.01   The Business of Homelessness: My Container UK Ltd. ASH website

2019.01   Policy SD10: Social and Racial Cleansing in the Draft New London Plan. ASH website

2019.01   The Carpenter’s Estate: A Fresh Start or Business as Usual at Newham Council? ASH website

2019.01    How Sadiq Khan’s Housing Policy Is Making London’s Housing Crisis Worse, Vice

2018.12   In Defence of our Homes, Designers in Residence 2018

2018.11    Why a Developer is Keeping Luxury Flats Empty on Purpose. Vice

2018.11   A Home for All? The Art Exhibition as Political Propaganda. ASH website

2018.11   Supply and Demand in Centre Point Residences. ASH website

2018.10   Questions without Answers. Reginald House and Old Tidesmill Garden. ASH website

2018.10   London’s Most Influential: Citi Group and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. ASH website

2018.10   The Architecture of Death. ASH website

2018.07   Manufacturing Consent: Resident Ballots for Estate Regeneration Projects. ASH website

2018.06   The Tower: Rewriting Grenfell. ASH website

2018.05   London’s Empty Housing. Causes, Existing Policies, Future Solutions and their Enforcement. ASH website

2018.05   iMayor: The Ideology of GLA Housing Policy and the New Policy we need on Estate Regeneration. ASH website

2018.05   Scheming Schemes: A Street View of Gentrification. ASH website

2018.04   Knight’s Walk: The Good Practice Guide to Gentrification. ASH website

2018.03   The Duties of an Architect: Regeneration and Gentrification in New Mildmay. ASH website

2017.09    Mapping London’s Estate Regeneration Programme. ASH website

2017.06   Excalibur: Open Garden Estates. ASH website

2017.05   Social Housing: Demolitions, Privatisations and Social Cleansing. ASH website

2017.05   Class War on Woodberry Down. ASH website

2017.04    An Exemplary Regeneration: King’s Crescent Estate. ASH website

2017.02   The Consultation Game: TM Architects on Northwold Estate. ASH website

2017.02   Squat Belgravia. The Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians. ASH website

2017.01    Sheffield Tent City and the Social Cleansing of Park Hill Estate. ASH website

2017.01   Estate Demolition and the Business of Homelessness. ASH website

2017.01   Harrods and the Social Cleansing of London. ASH website

2016.09    Geopoetry: Greenwich Peninsula. Architecture and Culture

2016.09   Financial Compensation for Human Rights. ASH website

2016.09   The Future of Northwold Estate. ASH website

2016.09    Regenerating Hackney’s Estates: The Dirty Tricks of a Dirty Council. ASH website

2016.06   Macintosh Court: Open Garden Estates 2016. ASH website

2016.06    Green Jungles, Inside Housing

2016.05   Resistance Begins at Home: The Housing and Planning Act. ASH website

2016.04   Resistance by Design: West Kensington and Gibbs Green Estates. ASH website

2016.03   The Doomsday Book: Mapping London’s Housing Crisis. Fight Racism, Fight Imperialism

2016.01   Blitzkrieg! Sink Estates and Starter Homes. Fight Racism, Fight Imperialism

2016.01   Let all the Children Boogie: David Bowie Haunts the Housing Bill. Huffington Post

2015.12   The Architects of Destruction. The Morning Star

2015.10    The London Clearances. City

2015.07   Fighting a Political ‘Crisis’. Open Democracy UK

 

SELECTED CONFERENCES, PRESENTATIONS AND TALKS

 

2022.02   A Housing Manifesto: For a sustainable socialist architecture, Brno Gallery of Architecture, Czech Republic

2021.12   Reconciling Safety and Energy. Housing Plus Academy, Chester

2021.07   Biosecurity, Crisis and Revolution. Radically Human podcast, New York City, USA.

2021.01   The Right to Remain. Waterloo Architecture School, Ontario, Canada.

2020.11   For a Co-operative Architecture. Young Architectural Practitioners’ Forum, UK.

2020.06   Reclaiming Regeneration: Lessons and tools for a changing London. Architecture Sans Frontières, UK

2020.05   For a Sustainable Architecture. AA School of Architecture, London.

2020.02   Saving St. Raphael’s Estate. St. Patrick’s Church, London.

2020.01   For a Sustainable Socialist Architecture. Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

2019.10   St. Raphael’s Estate. Presentation to the Bartlett School of Architecture, London

2019.09   Accomplices or Disruptors? Design takes on Growth. Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2019.08   For a Socialist Architecture 4. Part 2. Political Practices. 221A, Vancouver, Canada.

2019.08   For a Socialist Architecture 4. Part 1. Political Principles. 221A, Vancouver, Canada

2019.08   For a Socialist Architecture 3. Economic Practices. 221A, Vancouver, Canada.

2019.08   For a Socialist Architecture 3. Economic Principles. 221A, Vancouver, Canada.

2019.07   For a Socialist Architecture 2. Environmental Practices. 221A, Vancouver, Canada.

2019.07   For a Socialist Architecture 2. Environmental Principles. 221A Vancouver. Canada

2019.07   For a Socialist Architecture 1. Social Practices. 221A. Vancouver, Canada.

2019.07   For a Socialist Architecture 1. Social Principles. 221A. Vancouver, Canada.

2019.06   Leaving the Garden: Brexit and the Housing Crisis. SOAS, University of London.

2019.05   Design, Myths and Narratives. Workshop on the Silchester estate, London

2019.05   For a Socialist Architecture: The Principles of Architectural Practice. Cambridge University, Cambridge

2019.05   For a Socialist Architecture: The Facts in the Case of Patrik Schumacher. Cambridge University, Cambridge

2019.04   Power Walk: Architects for Social Housing. Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

2019.03   The Space of Community in Post-War Council Estates. The Design Museum, London

2019.03   Law at the Margins of the City. Birkbeck College, London

2019.02   Living with Regeneration. Wellcome Trust, London

2019.02   The Carpenters Estate. Focus E15 Campaign, London

2018.10   The Costs of Estate Regeneration. Presentation to Montreal Square residents, Cambridge

2018.10   Repair, Renovation and Maintenance. Presentation, GovDesign, London

2018.10   Policy Proposals on Estate Regeneration. Tulse Hill Labour Party, London

2018.10.   The Costs of Estate Regeneration. Focus E15 campaign, London

2018.09   The Costs of Estate Regeneration. Lewisham People Before Profit, London

2018.09   What is Maintenance? Festival of Maintenance, University of London

2018.07   Whose Land is it Anyway? How to solve the housing crisis. Revolutionary Communist Group, London

2018.07    Upgrading Social Housing. Housing Plus Academy, Trafford Hall, Chester

2018.06   Ideas for Freedom 2018. Socialist Workers Alliance, Birkbeck College, London.

2018.06   An Atlas of Commoning. Panel discussion, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin

2018.05   Resistance, Community, Propaganda. Chelsea College of Art, London.

2018.05    The End of Social Housing? Presentation at CoCo18, City Hall, London

2018.04   Central Hill: A Case Study in Estate Regeneration. Report launch, Cotton Gardens estate, London

2018.04    Central Hill: A Case Study in Estate Regeneration. Presentation, Braunschweig University, Germany

2018.03    Reinventing Eco/Affordable Community Housing. Conference paper, Sheffield

2018.03    Gentrification: Urban Renewal or Social Cleansing? BDP Offices, London

2018.02    Housing Crisis or Capitalist Crisis? Platypus Society European Conference, Goldsmiths College, London

2018.02    Non-speculative Housing Development: Possibilities and Challenges. Workshop, University of Sheffield

2018.02    Reuse and Re-appropriate. Presentation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London

2017.11   Social Housing Scrutiny Panel Project. Haringey Council Scrutiny Committee, London

2017.11    Where is the Social in Architecture? CHASE workshop, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

2017.10    Reform or Revolution in Housing? Battle of Ideas festival, Barbican Centre, London

2017.09    Sheffield Housing Conversations. Presentation, University of Sheffield

2017.07    Radical Kitchen. Presentation, Serpentine Gallery, London

2017.06    What is the Architects’ Role in the Housing Crisis? Paper, Architectural Workers, Cressingham Gardens, London

2017.06    The Truth about Grenfell Tower. Presentation, Cotton Gardens estate, London.

2017.06    Neighbourhood Renewal and Estate Regeneration, Presentation, LSE/ Trafford Hall, Cheshire

2017.06    Sustainable Estates. Small is Beautiful Festival, Centre for Alternative Technologies, Wales

2017.06   11 Myths About London’s Housing Crisis. Small is Beautiful Festival, Centre for Alternative Technologies, Wales

2017.05   Lambeth Estate Hustings. Cotton Gardens estate, London

2017.05    Urban Planning as Social Cleansing. Conference paper, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

2017.03    Intersectionality in Social Housing. Panel discussion, Accenture

2017.01    Who Cares? Presentation at Cass, London Metropolitan University, London

2016.12    2 or 3 Solutions to London’s Housing Crisis. Architectural League of New York, USA

2016.12   15 Truths about London’s Housing Crisis. Architectural League of New York, USA

2016.11    Future Estates. The Royal Academy, London

2016.10   The Intellectual Bloodstain: Academia and Social Cleansing on the Ferrier Estate. London School of Economics

2016.09   ASH meeting with the RIBA. Royal Institute of British Architects, London

2016.07   The Socially Engaged Architect. Conference paper, University of Westminster, London

2016.04   Estate: A Reverie. Panel discussion at the Tate Modern, London

2016.04   Resistance by Design: West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates. Presentation at University of East London

2016.04   ASH Model of Estate Regeneration. Presentation to the Southern and Eastern Region Trades Union Conference

2016.04    Can we afford to lose council housing? Cambridge House, London

2016.03    Housing Options and Solutions. Presentation, Bartlett School of Architecture, London

2016.02   ASH proposals for Central Hill estate. Presentation at Bartlett School of Architecture

2016.02   The Housing and Planning Bill. Presentation to Cressingham Gardens estate

2016.02   The Housing and Planning Bill. Presentation to Lambeth branch of the Green Party

2015.10    The London Clearances. Conference paper, Respacing, The Hive, London

2015.10    An Opportunity for a More Ethical Architectural Practice. Presentation at the Architectural Association, London

2015.09    Urgent Imagination. Conference paper, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver

2015.07    ASH and Community Technical Aid. Exhibition and conference paper, Just Space, City Hall, London

2015.06    Architectural Activism. Conference paper, Cass Business School, London

2015.03    Architecture and the Housing Crisis. Presentation, Real Estates, Peer Gallery, London

2015.03   What’s the Point? Protest and the Housing Crisis. Real Estates, Peer Gallery, London

2014.04    Geopoetry: Greenwich Peninsula. Conference paper and walk, Ravensbourne College, London

 

EXHIBITIONS AND RESIDENCIES

 

2019.07   Bibliography for a Socialist Architecture: The Pollyanna 圖書館 Library, Vancouver, Canada

2019.07   The Right to the City. ASH Residency at the 221A Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2019.04   Sponsorship and Censorship: Why ASH is withdrawing from the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019

2019.04   Research partner for Hito Steyerl: Power Plants. Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

2017.08    ASH Retrospective. Residency and exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

2017.02   ASH design alternatives to estate demolition. Exhibition at the London Estates Forum, City Hall, London

2016.03   A Public Resource. Exhibition and presentation at the Cubitt Gallery, London

2016.03   Proposals for West Kensington and Gibbs Green. Towards a Community-led Plan for London. City Hall, London

2016.02   Proposals for Central Hill estate. Goodliffe Hall, Gipsy Hill, London

2015.03   Heygate Postcards. Exhibition at Real Estates, Peer Gallery, London

 

 

OPEN GARDEN ESTATES

 

2017        Hosted on the Excalibur, Central Hill and Achilles Street estates, London

2016        Hosted on the Silchester and Lancaster West, Warwick Road, Somers Town, Granville, Ravensbury Grove,

Alton East and West, Macintosh Court, Cressingham Gardens, Edmundsbury Court, Central Hill and

Old Tidesmill and Crossfields estates, London

2015        Hosted on Knight’s Walk, the Central Hill and Cressingham Gardens estates, London

 

DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROTESTS

 

2019.10   Stirling Prize Protest 2019: The Social Cleansing of Social Housing. Royal Institute of British Architects, London

2017.02   Campaign for Beti. Equality Duties of the Guinness Partnership and the Human Rights of their Tenants. London

2016.10   Stirling Prize Protest 2016: From the Heygate to the Aylesbury. Royal Institute of British Architects, London

2016.04   Savills Protest. London

2016.03   Campaigning with Khan and Corbyn. London

2016.01   Protest against the Housing and Planning Bill. Houses of Parliament, London

2015.10    Stirling Prize Protest 2015: Neo Bankside. Royal Institute of British Architects, London

2015.06   AJ120 Awards Protest: Aylesbury Estate. Tower of London, London

 

PEDAGOGY

 

2019.06   Human Displacement and Boundaries in our Environment. Paintings by Vanessa Gould. ASH website

2019.06   Countless Cities: Photographs by Alessia Gammarota. ASH website

2019.05   The Sacred Heart of Architecture: Lessons from the Paris Commune. ASH website

2019.05   Whatever Happened to the Middle Class? Bad Faith and the Culture Industry. ASH website

2019.04   Le rebâtiment de Notre Dame. ASH website

2018.12   Whatever Happened to the Working Class? The British Ideology. ASH website

2018.11   Invisible Britain: The Art of Catharsis. ASH website

2018.07   What is to be Done? Changing Metaphors of Change. ASH website

2018.07   Dresden Diary: Architecture, History and Politics. ASH website

2017.12   Narkomfin: Regenerations, Appropriations, Betrayals. ASH website

2017.12   Armed Love: Capitalism, Anarchism and the Russian Revolution. ASH website

2017.11   Radiant City: The Marseilles Housing Unit. ASH website

2017.10   The Way of the Dead: Land, Class and Architecture. ASH website

2017.03   The Peasant’s Revolt: Lessons from History. ASH website

2016.12   Avant-Garde Architecture: The Seagram Building. ASH website

2016.09   Land Values: A Short History. ASH website

2016.07   Memorials of Forgetting: Art and Architecture in Berlin. ASH website

2016.07   In Defence of Our Homes: The Art of Resistance. ASH website

2016.02   Modern Times: A Walk in Charlie Chaplin’s Footsteps. ASH website

 

PARLIAMENTARY POLITICS

 

2019.12   What Does the General Election Mean? ASH website

2019.12   After Labour. ASH website

2019.12   The Parliamentary Road to Capitalism. ASH website

2019.11   Tactical Voting: A Socialist Option. ASH website

2019.11   The Labour Party Manifesto on Housing. ASH website

2019.11   ‘Middle-class Socialism’: A Warning from History. ASH website

2019.11   A Vote for Labour is a Vote for . . . Emma Dent Coad. ASH website

2019.11   A Vote for Labour is a Vote for . . . Florence Eshalomi. ASH wesbite

2019.10   Capitalising on Crisis: Extinction Rebellion and the Green New Deal for Capitalism. ASH website

2019.04   Extinction Rebellion: Socialist Revolution. ASH website

2019.04   Brexit Countdown. ASH website

2018.09   Rebuilding Britain: Housing and the Labour Party Conference 2018. ASH website

2018.09   Oy Vey! No Latkes for Labour. ASH website

2018.05   London’s Local Elections 2018: The Consequences of Voting. ASH website

2018.03   The Social Realism of the Labour Party: Jeremy Corbyn and the Socialism of Fools. ASH website

2017.12   Dispossession: The Great Labour Party Swindle. ASH website

2017.09   The Labour Party Conference 2017: Housing Policy and Estate Regeneration. ASH website

2017.08   Why I Never Write About the Tories. ASH website

2017.07   Oh Jeremy Corbyn! The People’s Assembly. ASH website

2017.05   Vote Labour? The Aims and Values of Estate Demolition. ASH website

2017.05   Secure Homes for All? The Labour Party Manifesto on Housing. ASH website

2017.04   Electoral Defeatism. ASH website

2016.10   Stand Up To Labour: The Denials of Momentum. ASH website

2016.03   No Platform for Labour Lies. ASH website

 

SELECTED PRESS, JOURNALS AND INTERVIEWS

 

2021.10   Social Housing, Urban Culture and Community Action. A is for Architecture

2021.08   Karakusevic Carson estate regeneration swaps demolition for infill. Architects’ Journal

2020.06   ‘Dismayed’ heritage group objects to BPTW plans for Lambeth estate. Sports

2020.04   Our terrible housing stock is making lockdown life even worse. Wired

2020.04   At-home Talks About Sustainability #1: The paradox of 21st-century architecture, LUMS at WBCSD

2019.10   Reclaim housing as a human right, not a commodity. Fitzrovia News

2019.07   Outside the Box: The Expanding Role of the Architect as Advocate and Activist. Cahdco

2019.04   Central Hill: Lambeth to bring controversial overhaul back in-house. Architects’ Journal

2019.03   Social segregation on the Baylis Old School redevelopment. BBC Radio London

2019.02   Sadiq Khan under fire as figures show he’s at risk of missing homes target. Evening Standard

2019.02   Jessica Perera, The London Clearances: Race, Housing and Policing. The Institute of Race Relations

2018.11   Assemblages for community-led social housing regeneration. City

2018.11   ‘Grim reading’: Net loss of hundreds of social rent homes under Woodberry Down plans. Hackney Citizen

2018.11   Concrete and Council Housing: The class architecture of brutalism ‘as found’ at Robin Hood Gardens. City

2018.11   Chronic Urban Trauma: The slow violence of housing dispossession. City

2018.10   The 30 Most Influential Architects in London. ArchDaily

2018.10   The Progress 1000: London’s Most Influential People. Evening Standard

2018.09   Council housing: How Hackney has raised the game. The Observer

2018.09   The Grenfell Tower Atrocity. City

2018.08   Subtraktion: Momente der Vergemeinschaftung im Großwohnungsbau. Arch+

2018.08   Calling All Architects: New Approaches to Old Housing. Architectural Design

2018.08   Estate Regeneration. Interview on Wandsworth Radio

2018.06   Grenfell Tower Fire. Interview on LBC Radio

2018.05   Grief of Grenfell. Interview on RT UK News

2018.04   Are we winning the battle for affordable housing. East London Lines

2018.03   The Right to Community? Legal geographies of resistance on London’s gentrification borders. City

2017.10   Embryonic alternatives amid London’s housing crisis. Anthropology Today

2017.09   Calling Time on Corbynmania. Vice

2017.08   Architects for Social Housing. Interview in Designing Buildings Wiki

2017.08   When the smoke has cleared. Architects Datafile

2017.07   The British Dream: Who is Actually in Charge? Vice podcast

2017.07   Towers of Strength: Why we should celebrate London’s high-rise social housing. Evening Standard

2017.06   London Tower Fire. Interview on RT UK News

2017.05   Authoritarian governmentality through the global city. Contemporary Politics

2017.03   Victory as one woman faces down a housing giant and keeps her home. The Canary

2017.02   Home space, gender and activism: The visible and the invisible in austere timesCritical Social Policy

2017.06   The London’s Housing Crisis and its Activisms Conference. City

2016.12   Roofless Times. Interview on RT UK News

2016.11   Incomes in two London boroughs soar faster than anywhere in UK. Evening Standard

2016.11   Top architect blasts ‘free-riding’ tenants living in council houses in central London. Evening Standard

2016.11   Heygate Estate Redevelopment. ABC News

2016.10   Housing protesters demo against Stirling Prize nomination of Lendlease flats replaced Heygate. Southwark News

2016.08   Estate residents oppose Farrell’s Earl’s Court plan scheme with ‘People’s Plan’. Architects’ Journal

2016.07   The Rise and Fall of the Council Estate. The Guardian

2016.06   South London council estates open up their gardens to raise awareness of demolition threats. Brixton Buzz

2016.04   London’s housing crisis and its activisms. City

2016.03   The Circled A. Interview on Resonance FM.

2016.03    Khan pledges to review Earl’s Court Masterplan. Architects’ Journal

2016.03    Guerrilla architects and courtroom fisticuffs: A tale from regeneration’s frontline. Architects’ Journal

2016.02   Lambeth Housing Scandal. News from Crystal Palace

2016.02   The Month in Architecture: Condemnation for the Housing Bill. The Architecture Foundation

2016.02   Local campaigns join forces to protest against the government’s Housing Bill. RS21

2016.01   Housing Estates: If they aren’t broken. The Observer

2016.01   Tories are using housing as weapon in class war. Socialist Worker

2016.01   Sink Estates. Channel 4 News

2016.01   Governments Housing Bill comes under fire. Architects’ Journal

2016.01   A wholesale power grab. The Guardian

2016.01   Bill a travesty for social housing say architects at demo. Building Design

2016.01   Housing Hell. Interview on RT UK News

2016.01   Architects stage protest against Housing and Planning Bill. Building Design

2016.01   Architects to protest over Housing Bill. Architects’ Journal

2015.12   The End of Social Housing: The Housing and Planning Bill. Freedom News

2015.12   What a tempestuous year it has been. Architects’ Journal

2015.12   Architects for Social Housing hail ‘victory’ in Mae regeneration scheme. Building Design

2015.11   Assessing Aylesbury: What’s the true cost of demolishing council estates? Architects’ Journal

2015.10   The housing crisis is too important to ignore. Architects’ Journal

2015.10   Housing campaigners protest outside Olympia. London Live

2015.10   Social housing protesters target Mipim UK. Architects’ Journal

2015.10   Mipim UK: London property fair developers demolish homes? The Guardian

2015.10   Social housing activists protest at Stirling Prize ceremony. Architects’ Journal

2015.10   Response to protest planned. RIBA

2015.10   Protesters to target Stirling Prize ceremony over Shortlisting of Rogers NEO Bankside. ArchDaily

2015.10   Social housing activists protest at Stirling Prize ceremony. Architects’ Journal

2015.10   Stirling Prize ceremony targeted by social housing activists. Building Design

2015.07   Where do people go to cry? Architects’ Journal

2015.06   London: The city that ate itself. The Observer

2015.06   Public wealth is being transferred to the pockets of property speculators. Architects’ Journal

2015.06   The ethics of estate regeneration: architects react to protest claims. Architects’ Journal

2015.06   The Aylesbury estate needs a broader social mix. Architects’ Journal

2015.06   Architects under attack: Why the profession stands accused of social cleansing. Architects’ Journal

2015.06   London housing estate residents to invite public to explore gardens to expel negative impressions. Independent

2015.06   Housing campaigners protest outside AJ120. Architects’ Journal

2015.05    The Rise of the Housing Activist. Inside Housing

 

FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES

 

2022        Millstream Films and Media, What Went Wrong: Countdown to Disaster. 1. Grenfell Tower Fire. Channel 5

2020        Millstream Films and Media, Cronaca di un disastro. Episode 1. La torre Grenfell

2019        What Went Wrong: Countdown to Catastrophe. S1, E2: Grenfell Tower Fire

2018        ASH Films, The Costs of Estate Regeneration

2018        Woolfe Vision, Concrete Soldiers

2018        Design Buildings Wiki, Empty Housing in London

2017        Woolfe Vision, The Truth about Grenfell Tower

2017        Velvet Joy Productions, Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle

2016        Woolfe Vision, Fighting Spirit: Macintosh Court

2016        Shendao Silent Films, Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do: Macintosh Court

2016        Shendao Silent Films, Save Central Hill: Open Garden Estates

 

BOOK REFERENCES

 

2022     Geraldine Dening and Simon Elmer, Saving St. Raphael’s Estate: The Alternative to Demolition

2022     Juliet Davis, The Caring City: Ethics of Urban Design

2021     Paul Watt, Estate Regeneration and Its Discontents: Public Housing, Place and Inequality in London

2019     Anitra Nelson and François Schneider, Housing for Degrowth: Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities

2018     Karen Kubey, Editor. Housing as Intervention: Architecture Towards Social Equity

2018     Brett Christophers, The New Enclosure: The Appropriation of Public Land in Neo-liberal Britain

2017     James Lander and Tamara Stoll, Walking Between Streets in the Sky

2017     Peer Smets and Paul Watt, Social Housing and Urban Renewal: A Cross-National Perspective

2017     Anna Minton, Big Capital: Who is London For?

2016     David Madden and Peter Marcuse, In Defense of Housing: The Politics of Crisis

 

AWARDS

 

2020     Who’s Who 2020. Geraldine Dening.

2019     Women who make London great. Geraldine Dening nominated for the Mayor’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign.

2018     Progress 1000 London’s Most Influential People. Visualisers: Architecture. Geraldine Dening nominated as one of the 30 most influential architects in London by the Evening Standard.