East of Eden

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Thursday 6th November 2014 > 6.30pm

Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]

Speakers:

Nic Clear

– Head of Department Architecture and Landscape, University of Greenwich

Ian Worley

– Enderby Group

Richard Baglin

– Greenwich Society

Neil Smith

– Head of Planning Knight Dragon Developments

Matthew Nimmo

– Peabody Urban Regeneration

+ Panel Discussion

In September 2014 the Department of Architecture and Landscape moved into it’s new building in Stockwell Street located within the Greenwich World Heritage site. As part of that move I felt it important to consider not only what our new location gives us, but what we might give in return to our new neighbourhood. So to coincide with our relocation, the Department are embarking on a cross-disciplinary project that seeks to reimagine specific areas of South East London in the 21st century.

The Department has been invited by three separate organisations to investigate the possibility of siting projects in three areas of the corridor extending to the east of the Maritime Campus. This part of South East London, so often neglected, is undergoing a major transformation with improved transport links and a greater focus on the river for both business and leisure activities. Each of these sites offer different opportunities in relation to the problems posed by the changing form of the city.

It is proposed that a detailed series of analysis and interventions, that reflect the interests and ambitions of our staff and students are proposed for these sites as part of an integrated Departmental project involving everyone from Year One to Masters, and across the whole of Architecture and Landscape. The Department will also be inviting our partners in practice to participate, and encouraging independent research from all our academics to contribute to the breadth and depth of this important venture. By doing so, we will showcase the incredible diversity and talent that exists within the Department of Architecture and Landscape.

Nic Clear – Head of Department Architecture and Landscape

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