As part of London Festival of Architecture 2016, join architectural journalist Merlin Fulcher (Architects’ Journal & The Architecture Foundation) to traverse the area between Tate Modern and Waterloo Station on London’s South Bank. However, instead of looking at the tourist icons and cultural landmarks, it will consider the role that community and resident organisations have played in the development of the area.
The talk will look at the areas rich post-war development history with focus on those schemes that have a relationship to community consultation and engagement. Some developments, such as Jubilee Gardens, have been hugely successful and have community participation deep in the roots of the development while others, including the largely hated proposed Garden Bridge, are strongly opposed by local communities.
The walk will have time to meet various individuals from community groups, the activism of the area and developments to consider some individual narratives from the area’s past, present and future.
Behind The South Bank is part of the London Festival of Architecture 2016.
Profits from this walk will benefit Waterloo Community Development Group.
£10 per person
Sunday 16 June, 2pm to 4.30pm
Meet at top of the external ramp descending into Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall – London, SE1 9TG – View Map