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Sir Terry Farrell, London's Skyline, Joshua Ferris

Matthew Sweet discusses online identity theft and religious belief with novelist Joshua Ferris, and Sir Terry Farrell talks about the future of London's skyline.

Matthew Sweet discusses online identity theft and religious belief with American novelist Joshua Ferris, as he publishes his new novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.

As the London Festival of Architecture opens with a debate on whether London needs more tall towers, Matthew talks to Sir Terry Farrell about his report on planning for the government and how he sees the future of London's skyline. In the Free Thinking studio journalist Owen Hatherley; director of urban research institute Create Streets, Nicholas Boys Smith; and architect and past president of RIBA, Angela Brady, discuss how London should look in the future.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Joshua Ferris

    Joshua Ferris talks about his new novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.

    Duration: 11:51

  • How London should look in the future?

    Sir Terry Farrell Angela Brady, Nicholas Boys Smith and Owen Hatherley discuss.

    Duration: 23:28

  • A Rake’s Progress

    Jessie Brennan on her re-imagining of ‘A Rake’s Progress’ for the Foundling Museum.

    Duration: 08:06

The London Festival of Architecture

The London Festival of Architecture

The London Festival of Architecture takes place at different venue across London throughout June.


You can also watch The Towers Debate: Does London need more tall buildings? which took place on Monday 2 June at the LSE. 

Joshua Ferris

Joshua Ferris
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris is available as a hardback and an e-book now.

Progress

Progress, an exhibition which brings together responses to Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progess, is at the Foundling Museum in London from 6 June to the 7 September 2014.

 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Joshua Ferris
Interviewed Guest Terry Farrell
Interviewed Guest Owen Hatherley
Interviewed Guest Nicholas Boys Smith
Interviewed Guest Angela Brady
Producer Georgia Catt

Broadcast

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The Arts and Ideas Podcast

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