“A MODERNIST GEM”: The Battle for Leigham Court Sheltered Housing Scheme: EXHIBITION


24 June - 12 August

9:00 -22:00


This EXHIBITION and the community which inspired it, embodies this year's London Festival of Architecture’s theme: ACT!

“A MODERNIST GEM” documents the 'three - year battle', in which a group of diverse elders led by British-African Caribbean Co-Chair, Mrs Anne Okokon, joined forces with community activists and architectural mavericks, in an attempt to prevent demolition and restore their "Modernist Gem", of a Sheltered Housing Scheme - changing architectural history
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The Exhibition also acknowledges the wave of Public Housing Campaigns heralded, in the wake of Leigham Court’s Campaign. Insight will be gained into how these more recent Housing Campaigns have led the way in ‘next level’ Activism and Contemporary Citizenship.

Modern-day community fables, being told, through photography, ephemera and multimedia. These are stories of euphoria and the dark heart of human kind, relayed with creativity, humour, and the starkest of realism...

“A MODERNIST GEM”: THE BATTLE TO SAVE LEIGHAM COURT SHELTERED HOUSING SCHEME, will give voice to Residents, Architects, Housing Activists, Filmmakers, Journalists and Community Organisers.

Please find link to THE LONDON ARCHITECTURE DIARY:
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OPENING TIMES:

IMPORTANT AMENDED NOTE ON EXHIBITION ACCESS
25/06/22 - Organisers regret any inconvenience caused by amended schedule.

Please Note that public Access to Exhibition at The Rotunda Hall On Cressingham Gardens Cressingham Gardens is now only possible on the scheduled times of the Programme of Events:

• Thursday, 30th June, 5pm - 8pm.
• Wed 6th July, 5pm - 8pm.
• Wed 13th July, 5pm - 8pm.
• Wed 20th July, 5pm - 8pm.
• Wed 27th July, 5pm - 8pm.
• Wed 3rd August, 5pm - 8pm.
• Friday 12th, 5pm - 9pm.

Sponsored by: EXCAVATING DIVERSITY, MAIL BOXES ETC, STREATHAM & CRESSINGHAM GARDENS Resident Management Company.


Free


Organiser:


Susan Okokon, EXCAVATING DIVERSITY, Sponsored by MAIL BOXES ETC Streatham, and CRESSINGHAM GARDENS, Resident Management Community Interest Company.

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Image: Anne Okokon, Co-Chair & Patron of Leigham Court Campaign, © S.Okokon Archive, March 2022.



Location:


The Rotunda Hall

Cressingham Gardens Tulse Hill (Next to Brockwell Park)

SW2 2QG

The Rotunda on Gressingham Gardens, off Brockwell Park Near Hardel Walk, Tulse Hill (SW2) A204 and Holy Trinity Church.



Accessibility:


Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible toilet
Assistance dogs welcome

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