The King’s Cross Wikipedia entry has long been controversial with authors of this site having had references deleted as they did not fit with the ‘new’ view of King’s Cross. Questioning the forming perspectives over the past few years that ‘old’ King’s Cross was a run down dump only home to sex workers, pimps, drug users and pushers whereas ‘new’ King’s Cross aka King’s Cross Central, N1C or the apparently trade marked ‘King’s Cross’ and the new King’s Cross Station are all things good to all people, can be a very challenging stance to take.
The conflation of King’s Cross with King’s Cross Central (N1C or the apparently trade marked ‘King’s Cross’) is a thorny issue with long standing residents and businesses potentially being shunted out of the new order. The apparent trade marking, or at least registering of King’s Cross as a company name, only exacerbates this – a good example being the CSM invitation below.
On behalf of CSM’s Contested Spaces forum, Rebecca Ross & Chi Nguyen ask:
“Who will author the future of King’s Cross? You are invited to join us for an in-person and on-location collaborative update to Wikipedia’s entry for King’s Cross Central.
“We will consider the contents of the existing article and identify what is missing and why. Throughout the afternoon, we will update the Wikipedia entry to more fully reflect the history and contemporary dynamics of King’s Cross from a variety of perspectives.
“This event is part of the Contested Spaces forum at Central Saint Martins and will be immediately followed by a panel discussion on the theme of Gentrification and Regeneration.”
Anyone with an interest is welcome. 2.30 and 5.30pm on Saturday 21st June at The Crossing, Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA.
A shame we only heard about this five days before it’s due to happen…