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Art, housing and regeneration struggles in South London: post-Grenfell housing

Date: 26 October 2017
Time: 17:00 - 18:00

Borough Road Gallery, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 OAA

Organiser: The Centre for Research in Digital Storymaking
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Price: Free

Event series: roundtable event bringing together organisers, activists, researchers, collectives and art practitioners to discuss the future of housing and regeneration in South London

The CRDS winter roundtable series brings together organisers, activists, scholars, researchers, collectives, and art practitioners to engage collectively in discussions about both the present and the future of housing and regeneration struggles in South London. The objective of this series is to open a broader debate on the politics of the subject, politics of collective action and the possibilities and potential for new housing realities.

Throughout this century, South London has been a site of urban and housing regeneration. However, housing development projects that are led by capital and land value are undermining the needs of the local population and fostering new social and housing inequalities. Due to this polarisation, there has been a rise of initiatives that oppose these aggressive and violent processes. Individuals, groups and campaigns have been working on developing and deploying various tactics and strategies to defend the rights of local inhabitants, challenge mainstream narratives that enabled this practices and develop alternatives.

We first roundtable will compare the official language developed in policy documents, media and propaganda with the language used in activist and artistic narratives in post-Brexit and post-Grenfell London.You are all invited to contribute.  


  • Izzy Koksal (Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth)
  • Tom Keene (Save Cressingham Gardens and artist/researcher)
  • Beverley Robinson (Aylesbury Leaseholders Action Group)
  • Katie Beswick (Lecturer in Drama University of Exeter)
  • Owen Hatherley (writer and journalist)
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