King’s Cross – Gentrification/Regeneration

rtaImageAs part of the Expanded Boundaries/Restless Futures series, Central St Martin’s hosts a panel discussion about King’s Cross this Saturday evening.

The event runs from 5 to 7pm at The Crossing, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square and places need to be booked in advance.

The conflation of King’s Cross the area with King’s Cross the company responsible for King’s Cross Central/N1C makes for a problematic boundary around the discussion itself. However, the thorny issue of the impact KXC/N1C has and continues to have on the area King’s Cross (about a half mile all around the perimeter of the station but particularly King’s Cross and the south end of The Cally in Islington and in Camden the area around King’s Cross Road and Somers Town) would seem eminently pertinent here.

The panel for the discussion are:

Jeremy Till, CSM
Jeremy Till is an architect, writer, and not least, the Head of school at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (CSM) since 2012, as well as pro-vice chancellor of the University of the Arts London. His extensive and highly opinionated written and research work includes the influential publications Spatial Agency (with Nishat Awan and Tatjana Schneider, 2011) and Architecture Depends (2009), both of which received RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding Research. 

Teddy Cruz, Estudio Teddy Cruz
Teddy Cruz works at the crossroads between architecture, urbanism, policy and art. Recognised internationally for his research on the Tijuana-San Diego border, his investigation of this conflicted geography has inspired a practice and pedagogy that emerges from the particularities of immigrant and border neighbourhoods. Cruz and his team also explore new visions for affordable housing. 

Anna Minton, Journalist
Anna Minton is a freelance journalist and author of several report and books, including Ground Control (2009) on the increasingly privatised nature of contemporary urban space. Having worked at the Financial Times, she went on author a report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on distrust and fear; she was also involved with CABE and has advised a number of public and private sector clients. 

Roger Madelin, Argent
Roger Madelin is a partner at Argent LLP, where for the first ten years after joining, he delivered all of the company’s developments. For 12 years, Roger ran the redevelopment for the Kings Cross area. Currently he focuses on projcet delivery for the Aga Khan Devlopment Network. He was awarded a CBE for ‘services to sustainable development.

Dr Rebecca Ross & Chi Nguyen, CSM
Rebecca Ross is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Media & Interaction for the Graphic Design Communication programme, and also holds a fellowship within CSM’s Spatial Practices department. Her work sits at the intersection between visual culture, urban studies and interaction. Chi Nguyen is an artist based in Brooklyn who uses painting, performance and writing to ask questions about engagement and identity.

About Sophie Talbot

Sophie runs a small business designing websites for small businesses and community groups. http://www.cookiewp.com She also manages King's Cross Community Projects http://www.kccp.org.uk
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2 Responses to King’s Cross – Gentrification/Regeneration

  1. david says:

    Shame about the lack of notice to get some local contributors on the panel. However, Kings Cross is about the journey , both actual and metaphorically, so the entry should reflect historical past coupled to the journey through to the vision of the future.

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