Taking as a rudiment the cultural history of Deptford and the issues around the preservation of it due to the redevelopment in the area, the panel discussion will focus in the relations between local community and the heritage, their importance and the role of the art in these relations.
Furthermore, the discussion will expand to how art, artist and art institution shape the area’s regeneration and look at current debates that connect the arts to gentrification, such as the resent Boyle Heights protests in Los Angeles, Sharon Zukin’s and Neil Smith’s position in their writings amongst others.
Dr Alex Rhys-Taylor
Dep. Director of Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths
Local photographer and PHD student on regeneration / gentrification in Deptford
Filmmaker - 'Reading Pepys' documentary
APT Gallery manager
Local artist and activist
Artist, director of Collaborative Art and partner at The Exchange project
This panel disucssion is part of the 'Invisible...but omnipresent' project by Froso Papadimitriou. The focus of the project, is cultural heritage; its preservation, communication and relevance to the existing local community.