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Urbanista.org in association with Recode Gallery at LimeWharf presents: Subversive micro-urbanism: questioning authority& capacity for local change
Urbanista.org in association with Recode Gallery at LimeWharf presents: Subversive micro-urbanism: questioning authority& capacity for local change

Urbanista.org in association with Recode Gallery at LimeWharf presents: Subversive micro-urbanism: questioning authority& capacity for local change

Tuesday 17 Sep 2013 18:20

Urbanista.org in association with Recode Gallery at LimeWharf presents: Subversive micro-urbanism: questioning authority& capacity for local change

 

The micro-urban scale, redefined through decisive alliances, is potentially a most resilient social, urbanistic phenomenon. With the introduction by central government of Localism, and the equally catch-all concept of Neighbourhood Planning, potentials for new modes of participatory placemaking become pronounced. Supported by fast emerging crowdfunding platforms dedicated to the support of new public space and amenity projects, they inevitably challenge the norms of long standing legislation-driven procedures of making community environments, which have been largely top-down. Defining and marshalling in a versatile way social value entails a range of speculative processes and playful activities subversively departing from tired old ways of doing things. What, then, is today’s ‘social city’? And how can new methods of urban design and planning influence and enable it as a force for positive change on all levels?

 

The evening will be a quick-fire series of polemical short talks, by Liane Hartley, co-Director, MEND, a consultancy helping communities and organisations with the social impact of change, on localism and social value, Thomas Ermacora, founder/curator of LimeWharf and founder/creative director, Clear Village, on the making of LimeWharf as a new community hub in east London, Priya Prakesh, founder of Changify (supporting community change projects via mobile phone), Niraj Dattani, who focuses on Sport & Play projects at Spacehive, the world’s first crowd funding website devoted to civic projects, Julia Thayne, writer and researcher on how politics affects city development, and Daisy Froud, AOC Architects, culturally engaged architects, urban designers.

 

Arrive 18:20 for 18.50 start.

 

After the talks we will have a convivial dinner prepared by WharfKitchen. £8 in advance, £10 on the door.

 

Book tickets: talk only £4, talk plus food drink £ 8 details here.

 

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    Sep . 17 . 2013

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