MULTISTORY* Guest Lecture
Chris Hildrey Thurs 14 Nov

CHRIS HILDREY // ProxyAddress

Chris Hildrey is an award-winning architect originally from Liverpool, now living in London. He believes that good design should benefit everyone and so created ProxyAddress to tackle the systemic issues faced by those marginalised by our cities.
ProxyAddress is a system that allows those faced with homelessness to avoid being severed from support the moment they lose an address. It uses empty or unused addresses and links these with those who have no permanent abode. It allows the homeless to access services, get identification, build financial history, and avoid stigma. By doing this at an early stage, it helps avoid entrenchment and ease recovery. The project is currently moving towards live trials in Lewisham in partnership with Monzo and Amiqus, the goal being to roll the service out nationally.


MULTISTORY* is a student and alumni led guest lecture programme series at Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts, seeking to invite architects, designers, writers, curators, photographers and artists to speak about their work.

This year, under new curatorship, we have chosen the theme of Futures: Industry to fuel discussion on how the profession is adapting and innovating to cope with changes in climate,
society, and procurement. We aim to ask ‘what kind of diversifications are emerging, growing and changing the wider industry, and how can we participate?’

MULTISTORY* lectures run from 1800 – 1900 on Thursday evenings in the Architecture Foyer at UCA Canterbury, unless otherwise stated. Details for each event are posted here in advance. Follow us on twitter to keep up to date on additions to the programme.

MULTISTORY* is free and open to all.