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21 July 2020
10:00 (GMT + 0)
Let Experiments Happen!
Screening followed by discussion with Lara Kinneir and David Knight

Over the past year students from the Interior Design Platform, Interior Urbanism, have carried out investigations into London’s public spaces. We began by looking at the category of interior public space, documenting London’s sky gardens and asking what makes space truly public. With the advent of lockdown, our perspectives shifted and conversations about the differential treatment of public and private spaces became particularly relevant. Regulations that previously indicated the difference between public and private spaces in London quickly changed as public interiors shut down. Outdoor public spaces soon became a substitute for many public activities usually carried out in pubs, restaurants, and museums. The pandemic will have a lasting impact on the way cities are built and how public spaces will be inhabited.

The event will begin with a screening of a short film produced by the students, followed by a discussion with Lara Kinneir and David Knight who will share their insights as architects and policy experts.

Tuesday 21 July, 11am-12pm

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Link to Zoom

Lara Kinneir - Guest

Lara Kinneir has a multidisciplinary design and strategy background having worked in architectural and urban design practices, academia, local government and the charity sector. She is founder of Place Agency and Leader of Urban Studies at London School of Architecture

David Knight - Guest

David Knight is co-director of DK-CM where he is currently overseeing new guidance for the Greater London Authority to cover the 'expanded definition of public space' proposed in the New London Plan. He also teaches ADS2 at the Royal College of Art.
Live Recording of Let Experiments Happen!
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