The London Salon: cultural infrastructure

 Olympicopolis  © courtesy of Museum of London
Olympicopolis © courtesy of Museum of London

Cultural infrastructure in the city

Date: Tuesday 14th November 2017, 19:00
Location: The Museum of London, 150 London Wall EC2Y 5HN
Speakers: John Bingham-Hall, Adam Kaasa (Theatrum Mundi), David Hills and Molly Judge (DSDHA), Amica Dall and Giles Smith (Assemble), Melissa Meyer and Oliver Goodhall (We Made That)

Tickets: £15, purchase here

Roads, pipes, sewers, train lines, cables: these are the infrastructures engineered to provide for our most essential needs – movement, sanitation, water, and communication. Now, though, as its place in the city becomes threatened by rising costs, planners and policymakers are realising that culture is also essential to urban life. So what is the infrastructure for culture?

Following a year-long research project bringing together artists, performers, writers and planners, Theatrum Mundi will present a short film and publication exploring new approaches to cultural infrastructure. Three architecture practices that developed design strategies for this research will pitch their ideas for new ways to build infrastructures for cultural life in London in a public charrette and debate. This will be followed by the chance to meet them.


John Bingham-Hall and Adam Kaasa, Theatrum Mundi

David Hills and Molly Judge, DSDHA

Amica Dall and Giles Smith, Assemble
Melissa Meyer and Oliver Goodhall, We Made That

Entry to the event includes a drink and a copy of the publication

This event is part of exhibition, The City is Ours, which sits at the heart of City Now City Future, a year-long season of exhibitions, creative commissions, large-scale public events, talks and debates around ways in which individuals, communities and governments are working to improve city life, from reducing food waste, to creating cleaner air and better transport systems.