After Grenfell: One Year On

RSA Event


Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House

  • Cities
  • Communities
  • Housing
  • Social justice

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The devastating fire at Grenfell Tower one year ago exposed ugly truths about this country’s social and economic conditions.

In an area home to some of the country’s richest and poorest people side by side, where average incomes can drop ten times across a street, Grenfell has come to be seen as a microcosm not just of the broken housing market, but of how poverty and voicelessness meet to compound inequality. The number of people subject to poor living conditions, intersecting wealth, race, and class inequality, and poor civic representation indicates deep injustice in how our society is structured – how can these conditions be dismantled?

One year on, we gather a panel to reflect on the truths that Grenfell exposed, take stock of what they indicate about the state of the nation more broadly, and discuss how to bring about conditions that ensure safety, representation, and justice for everyone.


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