Royal | Docks | Works – SURFACE + PROPERTY

What does it mean to ‘make’ the Royal Docks and who benefits?

Royal | Docks | Works are two Saturday events celebrating and exploring current and future life in the ‘Royals’ through drop-in days that include talks by artists, activists and urban thinkers, dialogue sessions, exhibitions, local walks and free food.

These events are open to all: designed to be a mashup of ideas from different perspectives, appealing to all the senses with a little something for everyone.

10.00 | Arrival & introduction 
10.30 - 11.15 | Panel 1: Making the Docks Together
Loraine Leeson, cSPACE - Art as a Tool for Social Change: the Docklands Community Poster Project and its legacy
Phil Cohen, Citizen’s Atlas - Citizen asset mapping
Graeme Sutherland, Peckham Coal Line - Community use of space
11.15 - 11.30 | Tea Break
11.30 - 12.15 | Panel 1 Part 2: In dialogue
12.15 - 14.30 | Lunch - all welcome
14.30 - 15.30 | Panel 2: Activating the Docks
Giorgio Talocci and Karen Waneska, Transforming the Royal Docks - UCL MSc Student Projects
Tom Cordell, City For sale – Documentary film
Keon Rutten, Inclusive Planning – Policy and Practice
15.30 - 15.45 | Tea Break
15.45 - 16.30 | Panel Part 2: In dialogue
16.30 | Reflections and drinks on the Good Hotel Rooftop Garden

The Royal | Docks | Works programme for the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) 2019 examines the progressive urban process that has made and is still remaking this city edgeland, uncovering the active and hidden landscape via participatory and co creative acts of exploration, proposition and reflection. The work will look specifically at the practice of planning and design in shaping the ‘island in the east’ as a marketable asset, a city resource and shared place for fostering local economies, communities and cultures.

22 June 2019

10:00 -16:30

Admission: FREE

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Image: Dan Daley


The Good Hotel

Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1FA E16 1FA


The Good Hotel

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