Elephant & Castle Regeneration Walk-Shop

Social Life are proud to announce we will be hosting a walk-shop on the 4th of September about better ways to engage local communites throughout redevelopment and regeneration as part of The Unusual Suspects Festival.

The Unusual Suspects Festival is a four-day festival that will blend international expertise and innovation with local thinking and practice from across the UK and feature a collection of interlinked events that will draw out the ways in which collaboration and social innovation can work in sync and ask how this can help address some of the most difficult issues we face in society today. The festival will take place in London during September 2-5, 2014 and is curated by the Social Innovation Exchange, Collaborate and The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

The regeneration of the Elephant and Castle is one of the largest and most controversial regeneration programmes underway in London, It involves the demolition of the Heygate, the redevelopment of the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre and the creation of new housing, shopping and commercial spaces.

Join Social Life for our walk-shop around the Elephant and Castle to discuss how cultural value might be understood through collaboration in regeneration contexts - fostering effective dialouge between interest groups and a more equitable ways of improving areas.

The adgenda for the walk-shop is as follows:

10.30 am: Meet at Social Life's office for tea, coffee and a welcome.

10.45 am: Brief talk about the regeneration of Elephant and Castle by Jerry Flynn of the Elephant Amenity Network and 35% Campaign.

11.00 am: Leave Social Life's office and walk around the periphery of the Heygate Estate. Narrated by Jerry Flynn.

11.30 am: Stop at the Arches by Elephant and Castle rail station to discuss the Latin American contribution in Elephant and Castle. Joined by Dr. Patria Roman-Velazquez.

12.00 pm: Visit the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre. Joined by guest for brief talk.

12.30 pm: Walk to the Coronet to view Social Life's 'Trading Places' exhibition - the culmination of an independent research project to understand how traders in the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre are being affected by the proposed regeneration.

1.00 pm: Lunch in local restaurant. Everyone buys their own lunch.

Sign up for the event on the eventbrite page and look forward to seeing you there!