Changing Places – Working with the Community
Join us at The Crystal to explore and discuss community participation in urban planning and regeneration. The London Borough of Newham’s Community Wealth Building agenda and the Royal Docks aspiration to be a place that benefits communities provides a unique opportunity to explore exciting new ways to engage the community.
A range of speakers with different expertise will showcase current, emerging and innovative practices that enable communities to co-design and co-produce places. This breakfast talk aims to create a forum for debate amongst different stakeholders: developers, planners, architects, authorities and communities about the efficacy of current models and what is needed to enable the emergence of transformative practices where communities have a genuine say in the shaping of their neighbourhoods
For your visit
Food & Drink
Authentic Italian near the ExCeL, with a touch of flair.
Art & Culture
Making Space: The People’s Plan
Large-scale artwork reproducing ‘The People’s Plan for the Royal Docks,’ a 1980s community-led project to oppose the airport. Part 2 of artist Jessie Brennan’s 4-part work.
Food & Drink
Just off the walkway linking Custom House DLR with the ExCeL, this branch is a favourite quiet spot for students.
Family Workshop, The View From My Window
Fri 12 June
Join Royal Docks Learning Activity centre and children’s book illustrator Salvatore Rubbino for a participative and fun workshop.
African Textile Heritage Event Day
Tue 16th June
This is an online fashion workshop and exhibition celebrating the heritage of African fashion and culture heritage.