‘A MODERNIST GEM’: LAUNCH


24 June 2022

17:00 -20:00


EXHIBITION & PROGRAMME

“A MODERNIST GEM”: THE BATTLE TO SAVE LEIGHAM COURT SHELTERED HOUSING SCHEME - Friday 24th June, 5pm - 8PM - Friday 12th August 5pm - 8pm

This Exhibition documents the 'three - year battle', in which a group of Diverse Elders joined forces with Community Activists and Architectural Maveriks, in an attempt to prevent the demolition and restore their "Modernist Jem", of a Sheltered Housing Scheme.

What Happened Next would end up Re-writing Modern British Architectural History, creating contemporary heroes and martyrs, and reviving a community.

This Exhibition also acknowledges the wave of other Public Housing Campaigns heralded after the Leigham Court Campaign. Insight will be gained into how these Housing Campaigns, have led the way in 'next level' Activism, and contemporary citizenship.

THE PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

An exciting programme of events will include and give voice to Residents, Architects, Housing Activists, Filmmakers, Journalists, Community Organisers, on the following themes.

Please find link to THE LONDON ARCHITECTURE DIARY:
Search Events - London Architecture Diary
https://london.architecturediary.org/search-events/?_sf_s=Modernist%20Gem%20&_sfm_wpcf-is-your-event-free-to-attend=yes

• ACTION ON FILM: UTOPIA LONDON - Thursday, 30th June, 5pm - 8pm.

Award Winning Film featuring Public Housing Architects.

• ACT- ING TO PROTECT - Wed 6th July, 5pm - 8pm.

Who’s Listed Buildings?

• ACT- ING TO SAFEGUARD THE VULNERABLE - Wed 13th July, 5pm - 8pm.

Safeguarding the Vulnerable in Public & Sheltered Housing.

• ACT- ING TO DEMOCRATISE ARCHITECTURE - Wed 20th July, 5pm - 8pm.

INSULT-ATIVE! The Non- Consultations.

• ACT -ING TO CHANGE FUTURE HOUSING - Wed 27th July, 5pm - 8pm.

What I would tell My Architect.

• ACT- ING TO ADVANCE HEALTH - Wed 3rd August, 5pm - 8pm.

Architecture & Wellbeing.

• ACT- ING TO EMPOWER COMMUNITIES - Friday 12th, 5pm - 9pm.

Empowerment & Public Housing - Closing ‘Night’s Celebration!

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: Mrs. 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 Routunda 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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