Exploring how architects can help to create a sense of creativity and community through their designs.
London has always been a place of creativity and imagination: a place where people have moved to from around the UK (and indeed the world) to be part of a vibrant and diverse creative scene. Areas have developed on a reputation for bohemianism and artistic and intellectual endeavour: Bloomsbury in the 1920s, Chelsea in the 1960s, Hoxton in the 1990s, Dalston in the 2000s or Peckham today. But as these areas gentrify and the value of the property and land increases, the people who made the area so attractive are gradually pushed ever further out of the city. This theme considers the implications of this process of gentrification. Both what London is losing and also how people are finding new ways of creating space for creativity.