Festival of the Future City 2017

What Can We Learn from Cities of the Past?

Cities of the Past

Julian Baggini, Owen Hatherley, Rachel Hewitt, Angie Hobbs and Michael Scott

What lessons can we take from the great cities of the past that can help us today and into the future? Architectural writer and commentator Owen Hatherley looks at three important moments in Viennese housing; historian Rachel Hewitt explores emotional change and cities in the eighteenth century; philosopher Angie Hobbs examines classical Athens; and broadcaster and historian Michael Scott focuses on Constantinople/ Istanbul. Chaired by philosopher Julian Baggini.