Respacing Conference – ‘redefining the use of space’
The conference will consist of workshops, seminars and speakers, with round table discussions featuring panellists from the day.
Friday 23rd October 11am – 6pm at The Hive
Day one of the Respacing Conference will look in-depth at the way that the space we live in is defined and the conflicts that arise from clashes of interests between the various needs of communities, residents, businesses, councils and government.
11-11.30am Dan Glass – Speaking on behalf of Friends Of The Joiners 2nd floor
11.30-12.30pm Dan Knowles – Sawyer Fielding, Compulsory Purchase Surveyors ‘regeneration estates’ 2nd floor
12.00-12.30pm Tom Campbell – author of The Planner 1st floor
12.30-1pm Cllr Guy Nicholson – ‘Regenerating Hackney’ 2nd floor
12.30-1pm SPEAKERS’ CORNER – platform for anyone to share and discuss related experiences and issues. 10 minutes per speaker 1st floor
1-1.30pm LUNCH BREAK – Hive cafe serves tea, coffee and snacks (cash only). There is also a variety of local cafes serving food.
1.30-3pm SPEAKERS’ CORNER – platform for anyone to share and discuss related experiences and issues. 10 minutes per speaker 1st floor
1.30-2pm Jon Fitzmaurice – Self Help Housing 2nd floor
2-3.30pm Round table – Housing policy, looking to the future. 2nd floor
⁃ Tom Chance – Green Party Housing Spokesperson
⁃ Cllr Philip Glanville – Housing, Hackney
⁃ Dan Knowles – Sawyer Fielding, Compulsory Purchase Surveyors
⁃ Anna Minton – author of Ground Control
3.00-3.45pm Dr Paul Watt – Reader in Urban Studies at Birkbeck, ‘The Death of London’s Council Estates? Regeneration Rationales and Resistance’ 1st floor
3.30-4.15pm Dr Francis King – Westminster Law School ‘Property-owning democracy or marginalised majority?’ 2nd floor
4.15-5.00pm Anna Minton ‘From Ground Control to the demolition of estates’ 2nd floor
4-4.30pm Film showing Learn New Cross
4.30-5pm seminar with Dr David Dewhurst ‘How Homelessness Helps The Economy’ 1st floor
5-6pm Panel Discussion – speakers from the day invited to participate 2nd floor
Saturday 24th October 11am – 7pm at The Hive
Day two of the Respacing Conference will take a different form as the seminars, workshops and speakers will be focused on the points raised from the previous day with a view to establishing commitments, action plans and co-ordination that relate to these main areas: sustainability, infrastructure, environment and co-operation.
11.30-12.30pm Concrete Action – Anonymous platform created by activist architects 2nd floor
12.30-1.30pm Hackney Co-operative Development 1st floor
12.45-1.30pm Geraldine Dening and Simon Elmer – Founders of Architects for Social Housing, The London Clearances 2nd floor
1.30-2pm LUNCH BREAK – Hive cafe serves tea, coffee and snacks (cash only). There is also a variety of local cafes serving food.
2-3pm Charles Landry – Author of Creative Cities 2nd floor
3-4pm Ronnie Hughes – A Sense Of Place, on working as part of the Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust in Liverpool 2nd Floor
4-4.30pm ReSpace Projects – Not-for-profit company behind The Hive 2nd floor
4.30-5pm Finn Williams – Architect/ planning, Common Office 2nd floor
5-5.30pm Tom Copley – Chair of the Housing Committee, London Assembly 2nd floor
5.30-6pm London developer and landlord of The Hive 2nd floor
6-7pm Panel Discussion – speakers from the day invited to participate 2nd floor
⁃ Charles Landry – Author of Creative Cities
– Tom Copley – Chair of the Housing Committee, London Assembly
– Les Moore – Permaculture and Community Currency
– Finn Williams – Architect/ planning, Common Office
– Geraldine Dening – Founding member of Architects for Social Housing