Royal | Docks | Works – INSIDE + EDGE

Royal | Docks | Works – INSIDE + EDGE

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, University of Northampton - Restoring Collective Interest in Urban Development

Peter Dunn, Art of Change - From an Art of Protest to an Art of Change (Docklands 1981-91)

Jessie Brennan, Artist - Public engagement arts commissions in London

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.

Photo: previous community mapping by Royal Docks Communities Voice at the Asta Community Hub, in collaboration with People's Kitchen.

Time & date

Sat 15 June
10am-3pm

Location

Good Hotel

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For your visit

New Arrival

Art & Culture

Making Space: The People’s Plan

Large-scale artwork reproducing ‘The People’s Plan for the Royal Docks,’ a 1980s community-led project to oppose the airport. Part 2 of artist Jessie Brennan’s 4-part work.

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Food & Drink

Nakhon Thai

Thai restaurant overlooking the docks, with a Polynesian-style cocktail bar.

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Activities

Royal Docks CrossFit

Gym dedicated to CrossFit, the gruelling strength and conditioning phenomenon that athletes swear by.

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