Originally published on Metropolismag.com
When Big Capital, Anna Minton’s comprehensive and eloquent analysis of London’s housing crisis, was first published in June 2017, it was a vital and urgent polemic. Yet since fire ripped through the cladding and community of the Grenfell Tower in West London a month later, it has taken on an even greater significance. The Big Capital explores the impact of globally mobile capital on urban populations from London to Portland, dissecting the crisis we are in and pointing to some possible routes out. Metropolis contributor George Kafka spoke to Minton about London post-Grenfell and the role architects and activists will play in making better, safer cities for all.