MIPIM: One year on from the President’s Club

MIPIM 2018 took place hard on the heels of the President’s Club scandal. In a few weeks, efforts were made to call time on the worse excesses of the culture it represented: the MIPIM Code of Conduct was quickly revamped and the London Festival of Architecture launched its Elephant Campaign. The demand for pink elephant badges confirming a willingness to call out unacceptable behaviour outstripped supply. One year on, many women and gay men that I speak to about going to MIPIM this year, as in past years, respond with a knowing look and a resigned sigh. The reputation of