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26 Jun 2015

5pm to 7pm

Activists use various modes of spatial practice – residency, protest, occupation, participation, performance, and so on – as forms of agency to initiate change. How can we bring these ‘other’ voices into architectural and spatial [disciplinary] conversations?
 
James Binning (Assemble)
Alice Edgerly (Assemble)
Fran Edgerly (Assemble)
Glen Jenkins (Exodus/ Marsh Farm Outreach) 
James Meek (Writer)
 
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More about the speakers: 

Assemble
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. 
 
Glen Jenkins
Facilitator, Marsh Farm Outreach
Glen Jenkins has been facilitating community self organisation and people led activities in Luton for 20 years. He is a founding member of the Exodus Collective, a community self help collective based on the squatting and renovation of disused local lands, factories, warehouses, farms and a former hospice, working with other socially excluded Lutonians to co-create not for profit homes, social spaces and workplaces.
 
James Meek
Writer, Independent
James Meek is a writer and journalist, the author of five novels, most recently The Heart Broke In, and two books of short stories, as well as Private Island, a collection of essays about privatisation. His novel The People's Act of Love won the Ondaatje Prize and was nominated for the Booker Prize. Meek was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year in 2004 in Britain's Press Awards for his reporting on Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. He worked for the Guardian from 1994 to 2006. He is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books
 
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. 
 
MA Architecture, Cities and Innovation

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