Why are EU architect applications plunging? With Eddie Blake

Plunging EU-applications send UK-Architect-numbers into a tailspin, controversial new plans for former site of UK’s largest women's prison, the Conservatives’ unhealthy financial reliance on property developers, winners announced in competition for historic-Highgate-cemetery upgrade, and de-facement of Rashford-mural re-ignites the debate around England’s relationship with racism. In todays show, Zoe digests this week in architecture with architect, academic, and life-long Londoner Eddie Blake.The Londown is produced in association with the Architects’ Journal. If you enjoyed the show, we recommend you subscribe to the AJ for all the latest news, building studies, expert opinion, cultural analysis, and business intelligence from the UK architecture industry. Listeners can save 15% on a subscription using this link. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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