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18:00 - 20:00 25 January 2017
The Shard: Finance and the Imaginary City
ROOM Art Space
Manchester Street | London | W1U 4DJ | United Kingdom
London is undergoing a rapid change, materially, and in the imaginaries that enable, justify and accommodate this transformation of our city. One of the dominant stories of this transformation is that it is a simple response to global capital imperative.
How has this financial imperative been constructed, financially, politically and culturally? What has been the role of architects, urban thinkers and residents in the imagination of this financial ‘pragmatism’?
This round table discussion at ROOM Art space accompanies an exhibition and film screening by Tom Wolseley, Leverhulme Trust Artist-in-Residence at UCL Urban Laboratory, 'Vertical Horizons - The Shard'. The exhibition runs from 12-28 January 2017 and includes a screening of the film, research material and photography.
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