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Aldgate Walks And Talks

London Metropolitan University Aldgate Walks and Lecture Series

Aldgate Walks And Talks

London Metropolitan University Aldgate Walks and Lecture Series

The London Metropolitan University Sir John Cass Department of Art occupies two of the eight LMU campuses in Aldgate. It was joined in 2012/13 by the Architecture and Spatial Design department (ASD). Publica helped the ASD Projects Office to develop a cross-departmental ‘Aldgate Project’; an initiative to encourage students across art and architecture disciplines to study and respond to the neighbourhood of Aldgate.

Publica programmed five expert-led themed walks, each presenting a different frame through which to read Aldgate: ‘Gender’ by architect Anne Thorne, ‘Super-Local’ by educator Anna Apola, ‘Faith’ by Ben Perrot of muf art/architecture, ‘Trade’ by artist Kate Rich and ‘Philanthropy’ by Graham Fisher, director of Toynbee Hall. As part of a parallel lecture series, Publica invited eight creative practitioners who had made work in or about Aldgate: Nabil Ahmed, Holly Lewis, Lucinda Rogers, Richard Hougez, Laura Oldfield Ford, Alan Dein and Philipp Ebeling. The Q&A sessions chaired by Publica drew out themes of political activism, analysis, observation and intervention.

Lucy Musgrave and Lucinda Rogers also ran ‘Drawing in Public’ workshops with MA students in Spatial Planning and Urban Design.

  • Title: London Metropolitan University Aldgate Walks and Lecture Series
  • Location: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, City of London
  • Year: 2011
  • Client: London Metropolitan University ASD Projects Office