Friday Sessions are informal talks and presentations hosted by
public works on Friday evenings with invited guests and
This Is Not A Gateway
(TINAG)will be hosting another salon at public works studio,
this time about "The Medical City".
The number one cause of death amongst children in the developing
world is not famine or war, but respiratory illness due to urban
pollution. In a rapidly increasing urbanised world there is an
urgency to address the complexities between cities and public
health. Should the medical fraternity be the future builders of
What can urbanists learn from medicine? Could the medical
knowledge, lexicon and methodologies be adopted and applied to
cities? How can the
knowledge from building hospitals be extended
to cities? What knowledge does a paramedic who navigates a city's
streets and treats its citizens have that might be vital? What can
be learned about public health from a land contamination officer?
How can public health be put at the
forefront in city planning?
This Is Not A Gateway have brought together three compelling
urbanists to consider the historic relationship between urban
planning and public health, to explore how medical knowledge can be
adapted by city planners,and to discuss how public health can
become an integral part of urban planning:
• ELIZABETH FONSECA, Environmental Quality Manager, Borough of
Hammersmith and Fulham
• PHIL GUSACK, Architect and
Director of gusack.com
• CHRIS SHARP, Urban Software Designer, Holistic City
Salons are informal, free and open to all. There are always beer
and beigals. To register, please email: email@example.com
The speakers, the bagels and the audience
FRIDAY SESSION 24
THIS IS NOT A GATEWAY (SALONS) presents:
HOW VERMIN ARE SHAPING OUR FUTURE CITIES
MONDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2007
18:30 FOR 19:00 START
Hosted by public
2-8 Scrutton Street
London EC2A 4RT
For directions click here
This Is Not A
Gateway (Salons) invites you to share beers and bagels whilst
discussing HOW VERMIN ARE SHAPING OUR FUTURE CITIES.
Vermin, cities and people shape each other. Urban vermin and
are on the increase. This increase has been attributed rising
density, the global
mobility of people and goods and shifting climates - micro and
Which species have had close to a thousand years influence over
How have vermin affected the use and inhabitation of urban space
Why were vermin culturally and socially constructed as expressions
'dirtiness, contamination and the other'?
What changes has a pest controller noticed across the last
decade in London's dwellings?
Where have vermin and pests been referenced in the arts?
How do vermin affect London's development process?
What role will vermin play in 'the urban age'?
The following four compelling urbanists have been brought
together to present
and lead the discussion:
Ben Campkin / Lecturer, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Tea Mäkipää / Artist,
Alan Pipe / Zoologist,
Archaeology Service, Museum of London
Effie Williams / Senior Pest Controller, Borough of Hammersmith
Many thanks to chaudigital for investing in this
Please register: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joost Beunderman (Researcher, Demos) was asked by TINAG to
write a brief post salon essay, highlighting the audience and
speakers key points in a format that can be used to contribute to
further debate and policy formulation. His essay can now be
downloaded here ->
The next TINAG SALON in the lead up to the October 2008 Festival
is on Monday 26th November - 'How Vermin Are Shaping our Future
THIS IS NOT A GATEWAY SALONS presents: PUBLIC AIR SPACE
Hosted by PUBLIC WORKS
Monday 24TH September 2007
18:30 for 19:00 Start
From Stonehenge, to churches to university spires; houses of
parliament to central railway stations and public housing projects;
tall buildings have been expressions of public, civil and religious
life. There is no doubt this has changed. Does this change matter?
What is their new potential?
London's skyline has transformed in the last five years and is
likely to continue to do so for another five. Only a few times each
century do cities go through such focussed and prolific production
and re-development. In its rush, each "boom" forges a
transformation on the morphology of the city for future generations
This Is Not A Gateway (TINAG) asks should everyone in the city
have access to a horizon? Should this access be policy in the
London Plan? Might these spaces articulate the new multiculturalism
and 24hr clock of cities? Could "public spaces in the sky" be our
new Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest or Queen's Park?
Dedicated to creating arenas for emerging voices related to
cities, across cultures and disciplines TINAG coordinates bimonthly
salons, annual festival, publications and an online library.
On this occasion we are delighted to be joined by four
outstanding urbanists to consider and reconsider the relationships
between tall buildings, amenity and public spaces - what they might
be, what they might mean; in the air, up in the sky, in the city.
PUBLIC AIR SPACE speakers:
LeÌa Ayoub (Researcher, Robert Tavernor Consultancy, LSE)
Paul Goodwin (Re-visioning Black Urbanism, CUCR Goldsmiths College)
Lina Gudmundsson (Urban Designer, Design for London )
Indy Johar (Architect, Zero Zero Architects)
To download a pdf press release click here ->tinag-public-air-space-salon-press.pdf
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€"
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.