Peckham Weeklies & London Festival of Architecture
Revealing a history of making on the Old Kent Road on Saturday 24 June 2017 at Livesey Exchange Garages
Date: Saturday 24 June 2017, 6.30 pm
Address: 135 Bird in Bush Road, Peckham London SE15 1QP
Professor Mark Brearley will discuss the future of industries in the city and introduce the exhibition of the Old Kent Road economy produced by Cass Cities from London Metropolitan University.
Lucy Bullivant will talk about community engagement in relation to regeneration projects in London.
The Old Kent Road (OKR) is one of London’s oldest roads, and for well over a century it has been at the centre of an area alive with industry. From hats, costumes, tin can, terrazzo, scenery and tray manufacturers to printers, menders, fabricators, construction merchants and couriers, the close to 1,000 businesses trading along and around the OKR are a rich resource for the Capital, making and supplying the things and the services it needs, as well as offering thousands of local jobs. That economy continues to play a key part in the ongoing evolution of South London.
As one of the Greater London Authority (GLA) ‘opportunity areas’ many of the OKR businesses will be affected by plans for 25,000 new homes. But what value does the industry have in shaping the future of localities and the city?
A special OKR photo zine documenting the local economy and produced by the Peckham Weeklies will be available at the event.
This event is part of London Festival of Architecture 2017.
Photo credit: Alexander Christie.
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