Category Archives: Events

Ever dreamed of paint bombing the Gherkin?

Soundings’ sister company Industri[us] stages its first events  in a couple of weeks’ time as part of the London Festival of Architecture, 2012. Read on to find out more.
What: A series of events and entertainment for all ages are planned by Industri[us]
Where: Just opposite the Canning Town Underground Station on a development site between Silvertown Way and Clarkson Road (formerly Montesquieu Estate), London, E16 1EA.
Paint bombing the London Skyline – Help build a giant catapult, and take a shot!
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June
11am – 4pm each day

Join renegade researchers Guerilla Science and engineers from Buro Happold to build a giant catapult, and take aim at a target range of our city’s most iconic buildings. With the help of engineering expertise, learn to build a massive slingshot and see who can fling their paint filled missiles the farthest. Come help us make an even bigger mess of a demolished site in East London. Fun for all ages. All architects must be accompanied by a child.

The event is powered by Industri[us], a collaborative action that reworks and revalues former waste products, transforming them into objects that are useful and desirable. If you would like to donate materials or indeed models to our reconfigured ‘London’ please contact Clare (clare@industri-us.org) or Kat (kat@industri-us.org)

This event is generously sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering. For more details visit www.guerillascience.co.uk and www.industri-us.org.

or call: 0207 729 0770

Soundings activity: May 2012

We have been busy over the past few months, and events are under way on many projects.

Shell Centre DIALOGUE

Last chance to see the Shell Centre redevelopment project Draft Masterplan exhibition this Saturday, 26th May at 2 York Road, SE1 7NE. More details available at www.shellcentredialogue.com

elEPHANT AND CASTLE

The Elephant and Castle consultation continues. Right now an exhibition is taking place showing the Outline Planning Application Documents for Transforming the Heygate. For more information please visit: www.elephantandcastle.org.uk

INDUSTRI[US]

In other news, sister company Fluid’s fledgeling social enterprise Industri[us] has been growing from strength to strength, with activities planned for the forthcoming London Festival of Architecture, where they invite you to paint the city red, orange or even blue: find out more about their exciting collaborations with Guerrilla Science and Buro Happold Young Engineers here.

 

Steve McAdam keynote speaker at Antwerp State Planning Department

Steve will be running a two hour workshop for ministers and mayors of the Flanders region on 7 September, followed by a key note talk on participative and cooperative design on 8 September with reference to the Chelsea Barracks project.

 

 

A Planning in London One-day Conference in association with The Glass-House Community Led Design

Community and Planning  – The new relationship shaping the future of Planning and Development in the Capital supported by the RICS London Region

Thursday 7th July 2011, 8.30 to 5.15pm followed by Evening Drinks Reception
Royal Society of Medicine, No.1 Wimpole Street, London W1

The future of planning, design and development is changing, creating challenges and opportunities for everyone involved in shaping the capital. Communities are being empowered to shape and direct the future of their neighbourhoods. How will property and built environment professionals and local authorities work with communities to achieve the best outcomes?

This one-day conference brings together the market, community groups and government to create opportunities for debate and discussion about how communities and professionals can engage collaboratively with neighbourhood planning, to create new Neighbourhood Plans.

***New Speakers announced***

Speakers include;

  • Joanna Averley, Interim Chief Executive, Centre for Cities
  • Trevor Beatie, Chair, Land and Society Commission
  • Chris Brown, Chief Executive, Igloo Regeneration
  • Dave Chapman, Head of Social Action, Locality
  • Cllr Michael Chater, Chairman, National Association of Local Councils
  • John B. Corey Jr., Chair, Bermondsey Neighbourhood Forum
  • Ros Dunn, Chief Executive, Thames Gateway London partnership
  • Robert Evans, Executive Director, Argent Group PLC
  • Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh, Leader, LB Hammersmith & Fulham
  • James Hulme, Director of Policy and Research, The Prince’s Foundation for The Built Environment
  • Indy Johar, Co-founder 00:/
  • Rebecca Maguire, Senior Projects Manager, Glass-House,
  • Seema Manchanda, Borough Planner, LB Wandsworth
  • Steve McAdam, Director, Soundings
  • Alastair Moss, Chairman, City of Westminster Planning and Development Committee
  • Liz Peace, Chief Executive, British Property Federation
  • Michael Pyner, Chair, The Development Trust Association and Shoreditch Trust
  • John Rhodes, Director, Quod and Member of the National Planning Policy Framework
  • Jonathan Robinson, The Hub Kings Cross
  • Juliet Rose, Community Projects Manager, Eden Project,
  • Sophia de Sousa, Chief Executive, The Glass-House Community Led Design
  • Nick Wates, communityplanning.net
  • Gary Yardley, Investment Director, Capital & Counties Properties PLC (Capco)
  • Lee Mallett, Editorial Director, Planning in London (Chair)

Areas covered throughout the day will include;

  • Putting communities in charge of planning
  • The National Planning Policy Framework – the relationship with neighboorhood planning, local development frameworks
  • The Land and Society Commission  – a Vision of Localism
  • What’s happening on the ground  – The emergence of Local Groups
  • Uniting business and communities to drive growth – The Business neighbourhood Frontrunners
  • Presentations from the Four Neighbourhood Planning Support Groups
  • How it’s going to work in the Neighbourhood
  • Enabling communities to help plan their own neighbourhoods
  • Providing the tools for Communities to take charge
  • The positive role that local and neighbourhood planning can play in bringing about appropriate development
  • Localism Question Time – a unique opportunity for the three main groups to hear and debate each others’ hopes and fears for Localism in action

Join us on Thursday July 7th to debate the key issues with developers,architects, planners, local government authorities, politicians and community organisations.

Booking details:

FULL DAY DELEGATE  PLACE PRICE  £199.00 + VAT

To secure your place please CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

For the long weekend – Princelet Street and Designers Makers Market

A couple of points of interest for the long weekend…

Why not visit 19 Princelet Street – excerpt from Time Out London below.

“The openings of the museum for 2011 take place on May 22 and May 29. Housed in a Grade II* listed building, an unrestored 1719 Huguenot silk merchant’s home which also contains a concealed synagogue dating from 1869, 19 Princelet Street (also known as the Museum of Immigration and Diversity) is London’s ‘museum of conscience’.

‘Leave to Remain’ is an exhibition of work looking at asylum in Britain, by three contemporary refugee artists. The museum is family-friendly and provides an activity trail for children. ‘Suitcases and Sanctuary’, an exhibition made by children, explores the refugee experience in Spitalfields, from French Huguenot, Irish, Jewish, Afro-Caribbean, Somali and Bangladeshi viewpoints. 19 Princelet Street is only open to the public a few times a year, although it’s sometimes possible to arrange group visits one month in advance.”

Time Out London

Find out more about 19 Princelet Street here.

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