After starting the month speaking at The Parlour Showrooms in Bristol on tools and people in the city, I’ll be ending the month with another public event, this time in Cricklewood in north-west London. This discussion event will be taking place next to a piece of waste ground in Cricklewood as part of a month of events by Spacemakers investigating the lack of public space in the area, based around the idea of a Cricklewood Town Square. More info here.
The discussion will aim to be quite practical, and focus on how people can get or create public space for real and I’ll be speaking alongside Sarah Goventa from CABE and Finn Williams, a planner from Croydon Council among others to be confirmed. I’ll be using my research in archaeology and public art to look at how public and private spaces come to exist, how they change status and identity, why that makes people angry and how that anger can be used as a creative force.
See you there?