Once the State, Then the Market, Now What?

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24 Jun 2015

5pm to 7pm

Considering London’s present housing crisis, and the retreat of the state in the sector, is it possible to imagine a different role for spatial practitioners in the procurement of housing? Proposing a broad and unprejudiced conversation, this session seeks to initiate a year-long live research project, led by Dr Michelle Provoost.
Jane Hall (Assemble)
Faisal Butt (Camden Council)
Daniel Hill (Peabody Group)
Lev Kerimol (Our London) 

Dick van Gameren (Mecanoo Architects)
Chaired by Sam Jacob and Dr Michelle Provoost
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More about the speakers:
Assemble are a collective based in London who work across the fields of art, architecture and design. They began working together in 2010 and are comprised of 18 members. Assemble’s working practice seeks to address the typical disconnection between the public and the process by which places are made. Assemble champion a working practice that is interdependent and collaborative, seeking to actively involve the public as both participant and collaborator in the on-going realization of the work.  
Daniel Hill
Head of Thamesmead Strategy, Peabody
Daniel Hill is a Londoner who is still trying to do his bit to leave the city a little better than he found it. Currently working at Thamesmead, southeast London at Peabody with a focus on regeneration, planning, design, community engagement, culture and other strategies. He is also interested in urban change, housing, workspace, cycling and new ways of doing things.
Sam Jacob
Sam Jacob is a leading figure in the architecture and design industries,and was a founding director of FAT Architecture. Alongside commercial work, many projects have been exhibited at leading galleries and museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, The MAK in Vienna and at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Sam continues to design, write and curate, often in partnership with other agencies and institutions. Sam is Professor of Architecture at UIC, Chicago, Director of Night School at the Architectural Association in London and Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture. 
Levent Kerimol
Founder, Our London
Levent Kerimol works part time at the GLA and is also a founder of ‘Our London’ which works with boroughs and landowners to help groups of people jointly develop their own housing. 
Michelle Provoost
Founder, Crimson Architectural Historians
Michelle Provoost co-founded the office of Crimson Architectural Historians in 1994, which has subsequently been engaged in a large number of research and design projects in the fields of urban planning, architecture and art. Their work was exhibited a.o. in Venice, Shenzhen, London, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo. Since 2008 Michelle has served as Director of the International New Town Institute (INTI), a think-and-do tank working with students and professionals to improve the quality of future cities a.o. in Nairobi, Shenzhen, Havana and Accra. 
Dick van Gameren
Partner, Mecanoo Architects
Dick van Gameren is professor of Architecture and Dwelling at the Technical University of Delft and partner at Mecanoo Architects. At TU Delft, Dick leads an international education and research network which focuses on the problems of building affordable housing in the rapidly expanding cities of Africa and Asia. By designing new housing typologies and community networks he aims to provide a fresh take on residential design. His work addresses many of today’s questions relating to matters such as densification, privacy and mobility
This event is part of Contested Space, a platform intended to promote the debate urgent social and political questions, across conceptual and disciplinary boundaries.
Contested Space takes place in the Crossing at Granary Square, as part of the Spatial Practices Degree Show. 

Spatial Practices Programme
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