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It's renewable, local and versatile. Hard air can reshape our world

MONDAY. Lunch with Helen Mirror, president-elect of the RIPBA. She takes over next year from the current incumbent, who now spends the rest of his two-year term trying to remind us what his name is.It's madness. Someone's elected president, then spends 12 months waiting, and 'preparing for office', which is bullshit for waiting. Waiting for the free breakfasts and the plenary sessions and the right to wear the institute's fabled Blue Djellaba, ...

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