24th Jun 2015 5:00pm
Peckham Vision’s studio
How do we build a sustainable and desirable urban future in Peckham? That’s the subject of an interesting exhibition and public debate coming up next week at the Bussey Building.
The event, entitled Peckham Micro City 2050, opens on June 24 at 5pm at Peckham Vision’s studio in room B1.1. All are welcome to the public debate from 7-9pm, which will centre around issues of sustainability.
Over the next few decades where we get our food from will be a hot and serious topic. Climate change, growing world population, interferences with food distribution and more will force a rethink of food sustainability in our dense urban area.
Two architects will provide short talks: Nick Hayhurst from Hayhurst & Co, an active member of RIBA who sits at the Southwark Design Review Panel; and Adam Brown from Landolt + Brown, who is redesigning Peckham Rye Station forecourt.
The exhibition is organised by students and tutors from the University of Brighton, who have been working on an MA project in Peckham this year. It will also open on June 25 and 26 from 12-8pm, and June 27 from 11am-6pm.
Eileen Conn from Peckham Vision said: “We are very glad to join with the students in this exhibition. How we produce and get our food in Peckham and dense urban areas like this will be a major issue in the future. We need to be preparing for it now.
“We hope that all people locally who care about a sustainable future come and join in the discussion on June 24 at 7pm. We need to think together about action needed in the next 15 years for the New Southwark Plan, which comes out for consultation later this year.”
More info: www.facebook.com/events/368833929980297/