Discussing the multi-dimensional characteristics of London’s creative workspaces: Film and Panel
14.00 - 15.00, Friday 29th April 2016
Anatomy Lecture Theatre - Level 6, King's College London
This session is part of the Creativeworks London Festival. A full list of CWL Festival sessions can be found here.
Our starting position is the fact that ‘creative hubs’ and ‘creative workspace’ seem to be a global phenomenon. They have been understood as co-working spaces, studios, incubators, accelerators, districts, quarters, zones and/or a mix of all of the above. Aside from the fact that clarity is needed, we also need to separate the wheat from the chaff. In the case of London we need to discuss the particularities of how property, community, industry and policy come together at borough level to effect positive change in housing, liveability, workability, and keeping rents affordable. This issue has affected the pursuit of creative activity in London for a long time however we might be reaching a point where lasting damage is being done. Thus this session wants to understand how London’s start-ups, artists, and creative infrastructure might weather the storm. How resilient does everyone need to be? And what is this doing to creative communities across the city?
Film: What’s the future of creative work in London? (10 mins)
Panel (35 mins)
Kirsten Dunne, Greater London Authority
William Chamberlain, Creative Wick
Paul Augarde, Poplar HARCA
Octavia Hirst, Lost My Name
Jack Fortescue, ACME
Tarek Virani, Creativeworks London