Information Project – Debate 2

FOBP reproduce the e-mail sent from the Information Project:

Hi there,

Thank you for coming to our first debate on the subject of culture using the proposed development in Crystal Palace park as a case study.
Continuing the theme of ‘who owns culture?’, the premise of this second session is to discuss and develop ideas of the outside in the urban setting.  The vacant symbols of past occupation haunt the spaces of Crystal Palace park, and in those too there can be inspiration. The panel will reflect on the social and physical benefits of ‘play’ and ‘space’ with multi-generational use.

Questions to be asked and debated include: how do people interact with the park? what are the methods for engagement to provide a catalyst for sustained, safer use? Discussion will include practical aspects of design and management for facilitating an open learning resource, creating opportunity for play and keeping the sense of open, democratic space.  Alternative trajectories for the park as a community benefit across all ages will also be considered.

Debate 2: Play / Space: innovation in the 21st century metropolis

28 May at 7:30pm, Salvation Army Worship Hall, Westow Street, Upper Norwood

Guest chair:

Katharine Heron, Professor of Architecture, University of Westminster


David Burchett, operations manager, Learning through Landscapes

Carlos Cortes, visual and movement artist whose practice involves public space and communities

Tim Gill, writer and consultant, Rethinking Childhood

Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, Co-Chair, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

Ben Stringer, academic, trustee Oxford City Farm Project

Please do book again on Eventbrite so we can manage numbers attending due to limited space:

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards

Noreen, Dagmar, Chris & Robbie

The Information Project Team


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