By Carlos Villanueva Brandt
London +10 focuses on London over the last 20 years, interpreting it as a 'live city' and speculating on the relationship between the live realm of the city and its urban fabric. In parallel to this central topic, the book includes a number of speculative projects carried out by the AA's Diploma Unit 10 that have attempted to integrate this realm into the design of alternative urban strategies.
The book addresses London by means of themes such as politics, control, crime, sex, integration, events, time, infrastructure, architecture, regeneration and terrorism. These form part of the everyday experience of London and inform the concept of Direct Urbanism. The structure of the book is governed by these specific themes and each one is expanded by means of a topical article, a short essay and selected illustrations of related projects.
In addition, a series of essays by contributors including the writer Will Self and the journalist Rowan Moore provides an overview of London, questioning and celebrating the city and generating possible scenarios for its future.
London 2010, 25.3 x 18.7 cm, illustrated, 340 pp. Paperback. ISBN 978-1-902902-83-8