Deptford Art & Gentrification Walk Pt.2

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Deptford Rail Station

Deptford High Street

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SE8 3NU

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Deptford Art & Gentrification Walk Pt. 2
Saturday, 29 September 2018, 13:00 -18:00
Meet inside Deptford Railway Station, London SE8 3NU
Curated by Sophia Kosmaoglou and Paul Clayton
All welcome, booking available but not required

Hot on the heels of the Deptford Art & Gentrification Walk in May 2018 we will revisit the people, places, problems, questions and expand on the outcomes of that sweltering day.

Join us for an afternoon of discussions and encounters on the relationship between art and the process of gentrification that is currently sweeping through Deptford. We will visit community spaces, galleries, studios and landmarks on a walk along the streets, waterways, green spaces and new developments. We will meet local residents, artists, curators and activists to hear about their experiences and how they are resisting or overcoming the displacement of communities and the shrinking of public and creative spaces.

Do artists have a measure of responsibility in the process of gentrification and what can they do to resist the successive waves of change that inevitably lead to their own displacement? How can local residents regain some control over the rapid changes in their environment and the impact on their lives?

We will address the controversial developments currently proposed or underway in Deptford and the responsibility artists have within the process of gentrification. How can artists resist the redevelopment of community, social, cultural and creative spaces that are crucial to their activities? How can artists evaluate the available opportunities and what alternatives are there?

Come along to share your own stories and contribute to the discussion. Meet us at 1pm inside Deptford Rail Station or join us along the way. For more information, the itinerary and a map of the route please visit the website. Maps will be available on the day in case you wonder off and want to meet us later on.

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More details coming soon, itinerary TBC and subject to change

13:00 Deptford Train Station Deptford High Street, London SE8 3NU

13:15 Deptford Market & The Albany Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG

13:30 Deptford Cinema 39 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PQ

14:00 Open Forum Old Tidemill Garden Reginald Road, London SE8 4RS

15:30 St. Nicholas / Paynes Wharf

16:15 Gossamer Fog 186a Deptford High Street, London SE8 3PR

16:45 Mr. Steven Pippin 158 Deptford High Street, London SE8 3PQ

18:00 Dog & Bell 116 Prince St, London SE8 3JD

In the first walk we held in May 2018, we kicked-off the discussion with an open forum in the Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden about its history, its impending demolition and the campaign to save it. We discussed the measure of responsibility that artists have in the process of gentrification and what alternatives there are to partnering with developers in pursuit of affordable space. To listen to a recording of the discussion and/or read a summary of the discussion please follow this link.

The Old Tidemill Garden was Deptford’s best kept secret, a wildlife oasis with more than 70 mature trees in the middle of Deptford, where the level of air pollution is six times higher than the limit recommended by the WHO. By handing the garden to property guardians, Lewisham Council withheld this public resource from the community. But now the secret it out! The Save Reginald Save Tidemill campaign is trying to raise awareness of the garden’s existence and encourage its use by members of the community in an effort to save it from demolition.

This event is also part of Deptford X (21-30 September 2018)
and Deptford Aint Avvinit (29-30 September 2018)

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Deptford High Street

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SE8 3NU

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