Geraldine and Simon are co-founders and Directors of Architects for Social Housing (ASH), a collective set up in March 2015 in order to respond architecturally to London’s housing crisis
Geraldine Dening is a qualified architect with her own practice based in London, and a senior lecturer at the Leicester School of Architecture, where she teaches in the BA and MArch architecture programmes. She received her BA from Cambridge University and her Dip Arch from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Geraldine is the co-founder and Director of Architects for Social Housing, for which she is the lead architect.
Simon Elmer is a writer and housing campaigner with a PhD from University College London. In a previous life he was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, and has taught at the universities of London, Manchester, Reading and Roehampton. He is the co-founder and Director of Architects for Social Housing, for which he is the commissar for propaganda.
At Small is Beautiful, ASH will be discussing notions of sustainability within their work with residents of threatened council and social housing estates on alternatives to demolition.