The Information Project Debate 1: Who owns culture? Park, space, building
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 from 19:30 to 21:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
With proposals to redevelop Crystal Palace park, a group of local residents in the area have started The Information Project to publicise the possibilities for the park and to help create a critical, intellectual debate about the identity of community, place, culture and design for the twenty-first century.
The group is organising a programme of debates featuring high profile architects, developers, planners, politicians and London based broadcasters, thinkers and writers.
Debate 1: Who owns culture? Park, space, building
Cany Ash, founder partner of multi-award-winning architects, Ash Sakul
Douglas Murphy – architect and writer, his blog covers architecture, music politics and philosophy and he is the architecture correspondent for Icon Magazine
Val Shawcross, London Assembly member for Southwark and Lambeth
Tom Brown, an author, his novel Strange Air is a chilling Victorian fairytale set in Crystal Palace park
Gus Zogolovitch, managing director, Solidspace – an established design-led developer
When & Where
Noreen Meehan, Dagmar Binsted, Christopher Binsted, Robert Gibson
The Information Project is an independent information resource being developed by local residents to inform the community and interested parties about the proposed development in Crystal Palace Park by the Chinese corporation ZhongRong Group (ZRG) and their UK consultants Arup. This deal would mean the sale of the top site of the park, Metropolitan Open Land, by Bromley Council on a long lease to ZRG. The development was announced by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, during a press conference in Crystal Palace Park in October 2013.
Noreen Meehan, chair, Crystal Palace Overground Festival
Christopher Binsted, curator, The Information Project
Dagmar Binsted, director, The Information Project
Robert Gibson, director of specialist real estate public relations consultancy MJ2