What does it mean to ‘make’ the Royal Docks and who benefits?
Royal | Docks | Works are two Saturday events celebrating and exploring current and future life in the ‘Royals’ through drop-in days that include talks by artists, activists and urban thinkers, dialogue sessions, exhibitions, local walks and free food.
These events are open to all: designed to be a mashup of ideas from different perspectives, appealing to all the senses with a little something for everyone.
PROGRAMME for Saturday 15 June 2019
10.00 | Arrival & introduction
10.30 - 11.15 | Panel Part 1: Making the Docks - Legacies and Futures
Bob Colenutt, Oxford Brookes University - The Peoples Plan for the Royal Docks 1984 - What are the Lessons?
Peter Dunn, Art of Change - From an Art of Protest to an Art of Change (Docklands 1981-91)
Alberto Duman, Regeneration Songs
Matt Scott, Thames Ward Community Project
11.15 - 11.30 | Tea Break
11.30 - 12.30 | Panel Part 2: In dialogue
12.30 - 13.30 | Lunch provided
13.30 - 14.45 | Guided walk from the dockside to the foreshore with local residents
15.00 | Reflections and drinks at Husk Brewery
The Royal | Docks | Works programme for the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) 2019 examines the progressive urban process that has made and is still remaking this city edgeland, uncovering the active and hidden landscape via participatory and co creative acts of exploration, proposition and reflection. The work will look specifically at the practice of planning and design in shaping the ‘island in the east’ as a marketable asset, a city resource and shared place for fostering local economies, communities and cultures.