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Remaking London: Ben Campkin in Conversation

March 10, 2014 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT

Remaking London by Ben Campkin
Remaking London by Ben Campkin

Between the slum clearances of the early twentieth century and debates about the post-Olympic city, the drive to 'regenerate' London has intensified. Yet today, with a focus on increasing land values, regeneration schemes purporting to foster diverse and creative new neighbourhoods typically displace precisely the qualities, activities and communities they claim to support. In Remaking London Ben Campkin provides a lucid and stimulating historical account of urban regeneration, exploring how decline and renewal have been imagined and realised at different scales. Focussing on present-day regeneration areas that have been key to the capital's modern identity, Campkin explores how these places have been stigmatised through identification with material degradation, and spatial and social disorder. Drawing on diverse sources - including journalism, photography, cinema, theatre, architectural design, advertising and television - he illuminates how ideas of decline drive urban change.

Details

Date:
March 10, 2014
Time:
19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Venue

Sutton House (Wenlock Barn)
2-4 Homerton High Street
London,E9 6JQUnited Kingdom

Organiser

Pages of Hackney
Phone:
020 8525 1452
Email:
info@pagesofhackney.co.uk
Website:
https://www.pagesofhackney.co.uk