Apr 25, 2023
Sustainable futures and equitable societies, with the creators of Sea Change.
In this conversation, we explore the theme for 2023 edition of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA)- 'In Common', in the context of two projects, which combine art, science, and history to think about how we create sustainable futures and equitable societies. The projects form part of Sea Change – a season of creative projects in Thames Barrier, Royal Docks (11th – 29th May).
For the first conversation we’re joined by Mala Yamey, Kate Liggins and Eleanor Wright to explore Flotilla, a film exploring the relationship of women to the docks, with a connected oral history project led by UCL MA Public History students. For the second conversation we’re joined by Dana Olărescu and Dr Julia Tomei to explore Power In, an installation exploring energy and equity in the Royal Docks.
- Mala Yamey works as Assistant Associate Curator with Invisible Dust.
- Kate Liggins is an MA Public History student at UCL, with special interest in women's history, and using the medium of audio to encourage public engagement with history.
- Eleanor Wright is a Public History MA student at UCL interested in oral history and radio documentary.
- Dana Olărescu is a socially engaged artist commissioned by Invisible Dust to create the Power In art installation
- Dr Julia Tomei is a social researcher and Associate Professor at the Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources, focusing on the human dimensions and governance of energy, natural resources, and land use in Low and Middle-Income Countries. Julia collaborated with Dana on the Power In art installation.
To find out more about LFA, the 2023 theme -'In Common', or to explore the LFA2023 programme, head to lfa.london/LFA2023
To find out more about Sea Change, head to royaldocks.london/whats-on/sea-change
This episode was produced and edited by Eliza Grosvenor.
You can find a transcript of the conversation using the link below:
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Image: Melanie Manchot, Flotilla, 2023, Video still, © the artist, courtesy Parafin, London and Galerie m, Bochum
Image description: Images of women and boats on Royal Victoria Dock.