20 Ideas for London's Public Space Charter

In response to Sadiq Khan’s pledge to establish a Public Space Charter, two evening discussions at the Garden Museum ask what kind of spaces London should be creating to foster its public life by both day and night.

In response to Sadiq Khan’s pledge to establish a Public Space Charter, two evening discussions at the Garden Museum ask what kind of spaces London should be creating to foster its public life by both day and night.

Tuesday, 16th January, 7-9pm

From facilitating economic growth, to fostering cultural life and countering the effects of extreme weather, the demands placed on London’s public spaces are growing ever more complex and onerous. At the same time, the increasing reliance on private companies to build and manage our public realm has become a subject of fierce debate.  

Speakers include:

Holly Lewis (We Made That)
Douglas Murphy (RCA)
Jan Kattein (Jan Kattein Architects)
Julian Lewis, Director (East)
Jo Gibbons (J & L Gibbons)
Adam Kaasa (RCA)
Amica Dall (Assemble)
Giles Smith (Assemble)
Petra Marko (Marko and Placemakers)
Alpa Depani (The Cass)

Chaired by Merlin Fulcher

 

Tuesday, 23rd January, 7-9pm

The arrival of the night tube has reinvigorated debate over how the city’s urban realm should respond to darkness. The GLA says London wants a holistic night-time economy, yet public parks and pedestrian routes continue to close after dusk. The vibrant life of public spaces we enjoy by day is often deemed threatening and disruptive by night? Is civicness incompatible with darkness?

Speakers include:

Heather Spurr (Shelter)
Phil Coffey (Coffey Architects)
Deborah Saunt (DSDHA)
Rut Blees Luxemburg (RCA) 
Catherine Rossi (Kingston)
Alan Miller (Night Time Industries Accosiation)
Marianne Mueller (Casper Mueller Kneer Architects)
John McRae (Orms)

Chaired by Travis Elborough