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The Art of Regeneration

The Art of Regeneration: creating an artistic and community legacy for London 2012

Hilary Powell will be taking part in what looks to be an interesting event on 24th November 2009 - 5-8pm. The event, taking place at Goldsmith's College (Lecture Theatre RHB 309) where the Centre for Urban and Community Research's focus is on the cultural and visual exploration of the built and social fabric of cities will centre on the artistic, cultural and community legacy of Olympic Regeneration stratagies.

Speakers include: Sarah Weir (Head of Arts and Cultural Strategy for the Olympic Delivery Authority), Emma Wheelhouse (Senior Stakeholder and Community Engagement Manager, Olympic Legacy Company), Professor Graeme Evans, Director of the Cities Institute London Metropolitan University, Gesche Wuerfel (photographer), Dr Hilary Powell (artist).

The panel will be chaired by the director of the Centre  (Professor Caroline Knowles). A photographic exhibition will supplement the event.

You can register for the event at the Legacy Now website (look up events, calendar) or write direct to legacynow@lda.gov.uk

Olympic Sports, Spirits and Stories

Hilary Powell's article 'Olympic Sports Spirits and Stories' highlighting the range of artistic activities happening around the the London 2012 Olympic site and including the Wick Curiosity Shop is available to read in the new publication 'Critical Cities: Ideas, Knowledge and Agitation from Emerging Urbanists'. It is the first in a series of books produced by urban platform This Is Not A Gateway, in association with independent publisher Myrdle Court Press. It brings together a collection of critical papers, visual essays, transcripts of recorded conversations and actions by emerging urbanists.