Is a local platform hosting events and discussions exploring the
theme of local identity, gentrification and role of the citizen in
Over the course of 6 months we will deliver and test a new
market forum for Deptford, one which raises local issues around the
arts, gentrification and identity. A new typology that aims to
position the artist/architect as a lever for positive social
change, the output being a way to give people a voice and
ultimately change the equation art = gentrification to, art = local
Each market develops new themes to engage different demographics
in Deptford, to both gain understanding and develop evidence for a
future citizen driven neighbourhood plan - delivered by Deptford
Neighbourhood Action with the support of public works. This will
bring legislative power to local citizens and aims to redress
the balance of development within Deptford, London.
Trade Deptford is an Arts Council England funded project in
collaboration with Assembly SE8.