‘Legacy Plus', a three day programme which took a creative and propositional look at the transition phase of London's 2012 Olympic Legacy was organised by The Architecture Foundation, with support from Design for London.
A mix of London-based and international urbanists and practitioners, key players from the Olympics host boroughs and members of the public explored the role that temporary and interim uses could play in affecting change and influencing future developments across the 2012 site and the surrounding area of East London.
Participants in a programme of events including site visits, two evening lectures and an afternoon forum in collaboration with SPACE, included atelier d'architecture autogérée, East, EXYZT, muf architecture / art and STEALTH.unlimited.
Stimulating and intelligent debates, practical suggestions, experience and enthusiasm resulted in a series of sessions that opened the door on how we might encourage alternative and progressive thinking about London's Olympic legacy. Collated within this publication where you will find an overview of the discussion, profiles of the participants, research work and case studies, examining relevant and inspiring projects from across Europe. Additional authored contributions are included from Liza Fior, muf architecture / art, Juliet Davis, LSE and David Powell, DPA. A handbook of ideas and strategies for affecting the future, asking the question of how intelligent meanwhile uses work could, and should, be implemented in a UK context.
Edited by Oliver Wainwright. Designed by Joep Jacobs.
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