Friday Sessions are informal talks and presentations hosted by public works on Friday evenings with invited guests and friends.

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The first THIS IS NOT A GATEWAY SALON held at public works was about THE SUBURBANISATION OF THE CITY. Speakers included Deborah Stevenson, Denna Jones, Allessandra Buonfino and Kathriyn Frith. With additional research conducted by Monica Postiglione. Coordinated by www.thisisnotagateway.net

THE SUBURBANISATION OF THE CITY / THIS IS NOT A GATEWAY â€" SALONS

The City is being Suburbanised, so said David Harvey at his recent winter lecture at the London School of Economics. His lecture ended with the challenge to the audience, that the City was being suburbanised, that the values and aims of the suburbs are now shaping and forming the city.

TINAG Salons has invited four remarkable urbanists to peer a little closer at his argument, showcasing policy documents, drawing attention to recent projects on the ground, presenting art projects directly dealing with this concern, taking a snapshot of the current social norms and their historical development alongside looking at who and how these ideas have gained currency.

TINAG Salons is the evolution of 2004 Sideshow Salons, which focused on the special kind of madness that is the Thames Gateway / Thames Reach. This series provides the prelude to This Is Not A Gateway, A Festival of European Young Urbanists.

TINAG Salons have niknacked with the kind and warm folk at publicworks, who are hosting this series of salons in their new studio. Like Sideshow, there are always beers and bagels and these have been provided with the foresight that could only come from the LSE Cities Society & LSE Planning Society.