Legacy Plus: Legacy Now 5

Interim Uses and East London’s Olympic Legacy
Tues 2 March 2010, 2-6pm

Legacy Now 5 is a partnership between The Architecture Foundation and SPACE, and launches The Architecture Foundation’s three day programme of public and invited events, Legacy Plus.

Consisting of a series of paired dialogues and presentations, Legacy Now will set the local scene in its current context, outlining the issues at stake and problems to be tackled in the development of East London and the Olympic site and fringe. The afternoon will explore the possibility of progressive alternatives and ambitions through strategic interim uses and temporary architectural interventions, alongside offering an informed ‘State of Play’ report.

Programme 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Chaired by Joe Kerr, Head of Critical & Historical Studies, Royal College of Art

2.00 – 2.15 : Introduction

Anna Harding, CEO, SPACE
and Joe Kerr in conversation, presenting the historical context of the Legacy Now series, current interests, and the collaboration with the AF on this event

2.15 – 2.55: The Cultural and Regenerative Ambitions
Presenting the latest thinking in relation to visions for the Olympic and Olympic Fringe areas; an update with progress with masterplanning, conservation areas and other initiatives helping to shape legacy outcomes

Eleanor Fawcett, Head of Design for Olympic Fringe, Design for London
Using the 2012 Olympic area's own history to inform conceptualisations of 'interim use' in relation to Legacy plans

Steve Douglas, Corporate Director, Neighbourhoods and Regeneration, London Borough of Hackney
Wishes and challenges for the local cultural legacy of the Olympics

Discussion and responses

2.55 – 3.35: Research Perspectives
What are the underlying conditions and requirements of the area which will achieve a real Legacy for East London?

David Powell, Director, David Powell Associates LTD
Placemaking principles and the role of the creative sector in place-making: opportunities and risks

Juliet Davis, Cities Studio Tutorial Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science
A sociological and geographic perspective on the area’s historic development in relation to plans for ‘Legacy’

Discussion and responses

3.35 – 3.50: Break

3.50 – 4.30: Creative Solutions
Two examples of creative responses to current regeneration opportunities

Emily Miller, Director, Meanwhile Space
How to activate the in between, opportunities and experience in activating vacant properties

Andreas Lang, Co-Founder and Director, public works
Non-institutional public space

Discussion and responses

4.15 – 5.00: Formulating resolutions and wish list
The day will conclude with a summary of the afternoon’s events and a chaired question and answer session with the day’s presenters, to be formulated into a pragmatic wish list for the future of the area.

5.00 – 6.00: Drinks Reception

Followed by International Dialogue One at The Architecture Foundation, 7.00pm

Image: Courtesy Olympic Delivery Authority