Yada Debates @ RIBA Inauguration Party

You're Never Too Young to Change the World

In Partnership with RIBA

Location: Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD


Yada Debates - You're Never Too Young to Change the World

Ben Derbyshire took over from our Founding Patron Jane Duncan as President of the RIBA on September 14th 2017. Yada was invited to host a smaller Yada event at his exclusive inauguration celebrations and party.

We had 100 tickets for the Yada event from 5.45pm-7pm, each of which included FREE ENTRY (ticket price is normally £100) to the official Presidential Inauguration Party that followed from 7pm-12am in the Florence Hall, bringing together the cream of the property and architecture world. The party included food stalls and a complimentary cocktail bar, an exhibition: Celebrating Excellent Black Architects by Simone de Gale and music from Gwyn Jay Allen, Omar Puente, Chris Phillips and Alex Wilson.

The Yada event took the form of a discussion over some drinks on the theme of You’re Never Too Young To Change The World - two young architects and two young property professionals sharing six things with Yada that they’ve each learned about making a difference.

Our four game-changers:

Jacob Loftus

Chief Exec and Founder of General Projects, a new property venture focused on delivering creative spaces for future generations. General Projects is currently leading the redevelopment of Number One Poultry in the City of London.

Amy Corrigan

Associate at Lyndon Goode Architects, one of the fastest growing London practices. Amy, currently working on a new-build church and housing for Peabody, is concerned with delivering high-quality design that transforms the social and physical environment.

Lara Kinnear

Former Programme Manager of the London Festival of Architecture, Founder of Place Agency and currently Urban Studies Leader at the London School of Architecture.

Alice Ratcliffe

Head of Brand at Appear Here, the online marketplace for short-term retail space. Appear Here’s mission is to create a world where anyone with an idea can find space to make it happen. Named one of ‘the most disruptive companies in property, by The Financial Times and chosen as one of Wired’s ‘100 Hottest Start Ups’, Appear Here has become the go-to destination to make innovative and creative retail ideas happen. Since it launched in 2013, it now has over 80,000 brands using the service and lists over 4,500 prime retail spaces across the UK, France and New York.

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