Citymaking Sessions

Citymaking Sessions is an initiative exploring new perspectives on city making


Bringing together both professionals and the public through a programme of talks and debates, Citymaking Sessions will provide a platform for all those involved in the city making process. 

As the needs of London’s residents – in fact most urban residents around the world – become centre stage, this convention asks, how do we make cities more equitable? How do we involve residents in shaping their neighbourhoods – the places where they live, work and play? And what is it about the ‘social infrastructure’ of cities that enables us to live together and support each other?

The inaugural Citymaking Sessions convention on 27th June 2019 is focused on sharing new perspectives on architecture, planning and urban design. Throughout the day, architects, industry professionals, academics, authors and cultural commentators will craft discussion around contemporary issues and fresh citymaking perspectives.

Programme outline

Thursday, 27th June 2019, 9.30am-5.30pm (one day convention) and 7pm-8.30pm (Thornton Lecture)

@ Bold Tendencies, Peckham Carpark.

This year’s Citymaking Sessions is proud to be hosted by Bold Tendencies, Peckham’s multi-storey carpark. Find out more about the venue and how to get there here

→ Morning: Analogue perspectives on the city, including how fiction can be used to shape masterplans, and why bricks still matter

→ Afternoon: Digital perspectives on the future of cities, exploring Insta-architecture and big data

→ Thornton Lecture – Julia Barfield, co-founder Marks Barfield

See the full programme here

Booking is essential, click here

Partners of Citymaking Sessions

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