Grand Challenges lecture series ILAS 2017-2018 - Page 4
CAN CREATIVITY SAVE US?
THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL
24 JANUARY 2018 | CHANCELLOR’S BUILDING
WESTMINSTER THEATRE | 6.00PM-7.00PM
FREE ADMISSION | REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE
The pace and scale of global change can make us all as
individuals feel powerless. From the shifting climate to
technology that aggregates us as data, our future thinking
is dogged by dystopian fear. But this is only one version of
the future – there can be many others. In this talk, Darren
Henley looks at how creativity – which precipitated these
changes – can show us the way forward, and restore our
power as individuals.
Darren Henley is Chief Executive of the Arts Council.
Having worked in radio for 25 years, he was appointed
an OBE in 2013 for services to music which included
his leadership of Classic FM for 15 years and his rich
contribution to music education and cultural education
including significant government reviews. He has written
widely on creativity and cultural education. His most recent
work, The Arts Dividend: Why Investment in Culture Pays
(2016) explores the key benefits that art and culture bring
to our lives.
PROFESSOR ANNE POWER
21 FEBRUARY 2018 | KEELE HALL | THE SALVIN ROOM
1.00PM-2.00PM | FREE ADMISSION
creativity – which
changes – can show
us the way forward
Following the Grenfell fire and all its tragic consequences,
the spotlight is on social landlords. They own over four
million homes, housing around ten million tenants and
nearly half of these live in multi-storey blocks of flats,
where safety, security, repair and maintenance are critical.
Recent events have sharpened the focus on the urgent
need for more social housing at truly affordable rents, the
need to invest properly in existing homes and communities
and crucially, tenants’ needs to be heard and heeded.
Will tenants be treated
as full citizens with the
same housing rights as
Here Anne Power will discuss the following questions;
Will social landlords rise to the challenge? Will the
government stick to its work to make social housing matter?
Will tenants be treated as full citizens with the same
housing rights as property owners?
Professor Anne Power became a Professor of Social Policy
at the London School of Economics in 1996 and is Head of
LSE Housing and Communities, a research group based
within the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. She has
a long history of working on social housing and with people
living and working in low-income communities, in Europe
and America. She has written widely on housing, cities and
low-income communities and her latest publication Cities
for a Small Continent was published in 2016.