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Reimagine London Together

A composite image of two London-like cityscapes, one in the daytime, one at night

Event schedule details

Sunday 16 June


Event location details

G16 Lecture Theatre

Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College London

Help redesign our capital to be a place where communities flourish, with Dan Phillips from the Royal College of Art. Explore your hopes and fears about the future and possible new technologies.

The current way we plan our cities, towns and communities isn't working. We’re sprawling out into nature, have poor quality homes, failing public services, increasing social isolation and climate challenges too. Join us to redesign our capital in a way that allows communities to flourish.

Drawing on your hopes and fears, and a pinch of AI, together we will use concepts like utopia and dystopia to help us imagine our future cities. Designer and engineer Dan Philip, Royal College of Art, invites you to help to redesign parts of our capital as part of his ‘Our Future Towns’ project to help communities and planners imagine their future towns and build their future community together.

I like to think (and

the sooner the better!)

of a cybernetic meadow

where mammals and computers

live together in mutually

programming harmony

like pure water

touching clear sky

Richard Brautigan, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, 1967.

Visitor information

Talks and discussions are intended for an adult audience and are most suitable for ages 14+.

This event is part of the Art of Science talk series.,shown at location number 22 on the Festival Map. 

The talk has some advance tickets released to visitors but there will also be drop-in spaces on the day.

If you have an advance ticket, please arrive at the venue 10 minutes before the start time. Your ticket gives you priority access, however, as this is a free event we overbook to help ensure a full event and your space may be reallocated. Early arrival reduces this risk.

This event has step-free access.

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A composite image of two London-like cityscapes, one in the daytime, one at night