One Day in the City 2014 News

Metropolis Transformed: King's Cross

26 May 2014

Drawing the Future on the Past

Metropolis Transformed

2-3pm Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre

Joe Kerr, Anne Howeson and Matthew Beaumont discuss the King's Cross Project. Anne's work will offer a route into this fascinating urban redevelopment:

Drawings and photographs that piece together layers of architectural history in the largest area of urban redevelopment in Europe (the King's Cross project) by appropriating fragments from print archives, transforming them in scale, context and content to evoke a sense of passing time. The unbuilt places of the future and the disappeared buildings from the past are imagined and revisited.  Part document, part fiction, the work presents architectural regeneration as inevitable, while considering its effect on the environment and communities of today.