Each year the Surface Design Show puts on a brilliant schedule of talks, exploring the role of surfaces and design across a broad set of subjects. While some talks will focus on the given year’s chosen focus subjects – in 2019 the Workplace and Public Realm – others address precient industry topics.

The kick off event of the show, the Opening Night Debate, takes place Tuesday 5 February 18.30-19.30. This year we will see New London Architecture and RIBA host a panel discussion titled ‘Factory Housing: Is this the solution to building better homes long-term?’. RIBA President and Chair of HTA Design Ben Derbyshire; Chairman of NLA Peter Murray; Director at shedkm Hazel Rounding and Partner at Pollard Thomas Edwards Carl Vann will discuss the virtues and vices of factory-made housing models. Could factory housing answer the needs of Londoners long-term?For more information about the many and varied talks at SDS19, or to see a full listing, download the Press Release.

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