Negroni Talks – Architecture’s gentrification guilt

The Negroni Talks – hosted by architects Fourthspace and sponsored by Campari – is a series of provocative debates that will take place in the Venetian restaurant Ombra. Food, drink and arguments go hand in hand, and the talks will respond to the theme of this year’s Venice Biennale and provide a ‘freespace’ for a lively discussion around architecture and the role it plays in shifting the identity of places, spaces and groups. Covering a wide range of topics, the Negroni talks will tackle some of key issues facing the profession today, including gentrification, food, rebellion and Brexit.

The series will launch during Negroni Week - - and every guest will receive a free cocktail at the start of each talk to help fuel the debate. #NegroniTalks

Vyner Street is a locus for the shifting identity of London’s East End. Artists and creatives moved into the area and integrated themselves into the local culture and communities. However, their arrival was a catalyst for regenerative change that they didn’t necessarily want. Architects play a key role in this economic shift and are still present in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Should they take a stronger position in the development of the area and the way it affects the original communities and the few remaining artists?

Speakers include:

Jane Clossick, The Cass
Torange Khonsari, public works
Charlotte Cullinan & Jeanine Richards, Cullinan Richards
Dr Elanor Warwick, Clarion Housing Group
Cordula Weisser, ZCD Architects


June 11, 2018

18:30 - 21:00

Admission: FREE




One Vyner Street E2 9DG