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On behalf of the London Festival of Architecture 2017, We Made That presents The Unlimited Edition: Live!

Taking inspiration from the fifth edition of our recently published place-based newspaper, a hosted conversation will reflect upon the legacy of London’s Docklands.

In 1981, the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) was established under Thatcher’s government to regenerate the Docklands area of East London. The process brought political controversy and a surge of local protest and community organisation to Dockland’s neighbourhoods.

Dr Sue Brownill and Dr Loraine Leeson will join Hilary Wainwright to discuss planning approaches and community responses to the re-development of the Docklands. The conversation will consider the role of development corporations in making our city, and reflect on two remarkable grassroots projects sparked by the LDDC: The People’s Plan and the Docklands Community Poster Project.

Hilary Wainwright is co-editor of Red Pepper and research director of the New Politics Project of the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam. Hilary assisted in the delivery of The People’s Plan whilst working within the Popular Planning Unit at the GLC, under Ken Livingstone’s mayoralty.

Dr Loraine Leeson is a visual artist and director of the arts charity cSPACE, specialising in community-based practice. Loraine and partner Peter Dunn led the Docklands Community Poster Project, in collaboration with the Joint Docklands Action Group and The People’s Plan.

Sue Brownill was a member of the Docklands Forum, a grassroots organisation set up to represent the local community in regeneration plans. Sue now focuses research on the interactions of communities with urban planning and regeneration at Oxford Brookes University.

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The Unlimited Edition newspaper takes a super-local look at urban places. Issue V: Bermondsey is available here.

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