Love it or loathe it, London is made of concrete and this evening of opinions, music and screenings has been curated to celebrate a much-maligned building material. Often described as brutal or inhumane, concrete is now also celebrated for its beauty and role in the bold designs that have shaped the city. By looking back at some of London’s most iconic buildings and infrastructure, we will explore the role concrete has played in creating places to meet, live and work in.
Concrete Capital is taking place at the Silver Building, London’s newest creative workspace, which has been adapted from a former industrial building and is surrounded by the great piers of the elevated DLR railway. This evening's event will include a tour of the building, followed by drinks and a talk that will explore the capital’s identity as defined by aggregate, chaired by Concrete author Christopher Beanland.
Speakers will include:
• Emily Hopkins, a PhD Researcher at Royal Holloway specialising in the cultural regeneration of cities
• Kimberley Harris, architect, photographer and creator of www.betonbrut.london
• Dr. Dawn Pereira, Henry Moore Post Doctoral Fellow, University of East London
18:30 - 21:00
Dock Road E16 1YZ