What is the House, What is the City of the Future?
Fri 22 June / 18:15 / Darkroom
Screening and discussion with Mark Tewdwr Jones (The Bartlett, author of Urban reflections narratives of Place, Planning and Change), Lucy Musgrave (Director of Publica) and Patrick Russell (Senior Curator BFI).
As we contemplate the repercussions of London 2012, what will London be like in 2062? This event will look particularly at the housing crisis- the major concern of the South East that will shape the economic, cultural and political life of London in the future. This session will start with looking at older representations of the housing problem with a screening of Paul Rotha’s 1946 film Land of Promise, a 60-minute depiction of the housing crisis as it had emerged by the end of the Second World War. With an uncompromising style, the film offers us insights into the housing and planning issues of today but set within a very different era and context. 65 years later, what has changed? And what changes may we expect in the next 50 years?
Thanks to THE BARTLETT and UCL GRAND CHALLENGES