Thamesmead: The Town of Tomorrow

Thamesmead: The Town of Tomorrow

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 11th Sep 2019

Known for its appearance in ‘A Clockwork Orange’ and Aphex Twin’s ‘Come to Daddy’ video, Thamesmead is one of London’s most iconic post-war estates. This talk explores its history and lasting significance today.

Rising from London’s Erith marshes in the 1960s, Thamesmead was London County Council’s bold attempt to build a new town, addressing the city’s housing shortage after the Second World War. Noted for its daring, experimental design – concrete modern terraces, blocks of flats and elevated walkways built around a system of lakes and canals – the town received attention from architects, sociologists and politicians throughout the world but also gained notoriety as the backdrop to Stanley Kubrick’s film, ‘A Clockwork Orange’.

In this talk, a panel will discuss the story of this influential but often misunderstood town, through a closer look at its architecture, community and people

Cost: £12


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2019-09-11 2019-09-11 Europe/London Thamesmead: The Town of Tomorrow Known for its appearance in ‘A Clockwork Orange’ and Aphex Twin’s ‘Come to Daddy’ video, Thamesmead is one of London’s most iconic post-war estates. This talk explores its history and lasting significance today. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/09/11/thamesmead-the-town-of-tomorrow-208919 The Design Museum,224-238 Kensington High Street, London, London,

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The Design Museum,

224-238 Kensington High Street, London,
London,
W8 6AG

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