UCL Urban Laboratory


EDGE: Periphery

07 October 2017, 10:00 am–7:30 pm

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Plexal, 14 East Bay Lane, The Press Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2GW

Jill Magid, Do Ho Suh and Assemble are among the speakers at this event exploring situated practice, contemporary art, architecture and urbanism.

'Periphery' is the second event in a three-part series collaboration with Folkestone Triennial 2017 to bring together practitioners and thinkers at three 'edge' locations connected by the High Speed 1 railway, to consider creative place-making, arts-led urbanism, and the use of interstitial spaces in the city.

For the second event, we consider the environs of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Investment for the 2012 Games brought rapid development to the previously neglected Stratford area. Here East, within the former press and broadcasting centre of the Games, is envisaged as a cluster of innovators and digital makers, whilst the Stratford Waterside development will bring new institutions including the V&A, Sadler's Wells, London College of Fashion, and UCL.

You can view the full programme here (pdf).

The series is organised by the UCL Urban Laboratory and Folkestone Triennial 2017, with additional support from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

Use the hashtag #EdgePeriphery.

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