The Future of Conviviality in a City Reshaped by the Pandemic

Deyan Sudjic
Design Museum London

Deyan Sudjic is director emeritus of the Design Museum, London, Distinguished Professor of Architecture and  Design Studies at Lancaster University, a critic and a curator.

From 2006 -2020 he was the director of the Design Museum, creating a  new home for the museum, expanding its scale, scope and audience,  successfully opening to the public  at the end of  2016 with 10,000m2, of space, 100 staff  and an operating budget of  £10m. Since  reopening  it has attracted  more than 2 million visitors, and won the European Museum of the Year Award in 2018. Among the exhibitions he curated personally were monographs on Zaha Hadid, Ettore Sottsass and Stanley Kubrick.

Deyan Sudjic was previously editor of Domus  the international magazine of design and architecture, Milan, Member, Advisory Committee the Urban Age, at the London School of  Economics, Dean  of the  Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Kingston University, Visiting professor Royal College of Art, Director  of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2002
Director Glasgow 1999 UK City of Architecture and Design, and architecture critic for the Guardian newspaper.
His books which  include biographies of Norman Foster, Ettore Sottsass and Shiro Kuramata have been published in  14 languages. His most recent publication is The Language of Cities Penguin. He is currently completing a study of the relationship of  Stalin’s Soviet Union with architecture.

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