Temporary uses of vacant spaces are an emerging part of London’s social and cultural landscape, at the intersection of competing imaginaries and material dynamics. This Wick Session brings together practitioners and urban researchers to explore the overlapping systems of values mobilised on the ground by projects of temporary use (e.g. alternative economies, voluntary labour), and their relationship to wider dynamics of urban transformation. Which value(s) are mobilised by temporary uses and who benefits from them?
The event is part of a research project supoorted by a Creative Works London in collaboration with Queen Mary University and contributes to the London Festival of Architecture. The Wick Session coincide with a two day visit by the TERRA network.
Friday the 20th of June 2014 at Swan Wharf from 7PM