'Another Place: Visionary Landscapes and City Infrastructure' is an evening of talks exploring visions of the metropole and connections between outer and inner London, set within the historic Swedenborg House. For the opening of InspiralLondon Festival 2017 this evening of talks and presentations by Ken Worpole, Hayley Newman, Sarah Spanton and Charlie Fox, will explore on the ground mapping of the metropole:
Join us from 6-6:30pm for welcome drinks (free drink with a ticket), with talks beginning promptly at 6:30pm.
Title: Another Place: Visionary Landscapes and City Infrastructure (at Swedenborg House)
Welcome drinks from 6-6:30pm.
Speakers from 6:30-8:30 pm
Ken Worpole presents ‘Memories of the Future’, research into the rise of 19th & 20th century communitarian settlements in the Essex landscape as outposts of East London radical politics (Radical Essex), with a discussion on the political dynamic which sought to re-integrate the city and the country; Sarah Spanton (Artist Planner) discusses her recent journey from artist/performer and arts professional to planner. Thinking through the artist’s role in civic society, artist’s as activators of social change in Navigating the line between the roles of planner and artist.; Charlie Fox (InspiralLondon Director) will talk ‘Spin, Spirals and Dickensizen: towards a topoanalysis of homelessness’. By introducing a decentering approach to urban trail design and exploring some infamous Kent connections, this talk spins us from Swedenborg’s house to the outer spaces of the metropole and into North Kent. Finally, artist Hayley Newman will talk about her current work in progress Façadism; a novella about memory, faces and building facades that takes the form of a walk.
The evening concludes with audience discussion, chaired by Dr. Cecilia Wee.
(Banner image: Charles W. Glover, plan for an airport at Kings Cross, 1931)
This event is part of the InspiralLondon 2017 Festival, (12-15 October 2017), celebrating the completion of the 300-mile Inspiral trail with walks, performances, workshops, installations and more between central London and Gravesend.
Full programme is available here: inspirallondon.com/2017-inspirallondon-festival