UCL Urban Laboratory


Open City Docs Fest: London 2062 screening

22 June 2012, 6:15 pm–8:30 pm

Event Information

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The Darkroom

What is the house, what is the city of the future? 

As we contemplate the repercussions of London 2012, what will London be like in 2062? This event will looks at the housing crisis - the major concern of the South East that will shape the economic, cultural and political life of London in the future. This session will start by looking at older representations of the housing problem with a screening of Paul Rotha's 1946 film Land of Promise, a 60 minute depiction of the housing crisis as it had emerged by the end of the Second World War. With an uncompromising style, the film offers us insights in the housing and planning issues of today but set within a very different era and context. 65 years later, what has changed? And what changes may we expect in the net 50 years? 

Followed by a panel discussion with:

Mark Tewdwr-Jones, The Bartlett School of Planning

Lucy Musgrave, Director of Publica

Patrick Russell, Senior Curator BFO

Showing as part of the City Scope programme at Open City Docs Fest. Follow the link for more information and to book tickets http://www.opencitydocsfest.com/index.php?id=21