Writer Owen Hatherley talks to architect Kate Macintosh about working for London’s progressive councils in the 1960s


In one of four conversations staged to mark the publication of his new book, ‘Red Metropolis: Socialism and the Government of London’, writer Owen Hatherley talked to architect Kate Macintosh about her experiences in designing social housing. Macintosh joined the London County Council Architects’ Department in the early 1960s – when it was reputed to be the largest architects’ office in the world – and later worked for the boroughs of Southwark (designing the monumental and increasingly celebrated Dawson’s Heights) and Lambeth (under Ted Hollamby). In the 1970s she left London for East Sussex and later Hampshire County Council Architects’ Department – perhaps the last of its type.

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