The Architecture Foundation Presents: Three Conversations on "Culture + Commerce"

Having wrapped up their three part series And the Winner is...?, The Architecture Foundation has launched another trio of evening discussions, this time around the ever-encroaching commercial values which are increasingly threatening cultural venues in London. The series, entitled Culture + Commerce, will explore how culture can fight against commercial homogeneity in the face of reduced public funding.

Read on to find out more about the Culture + Commerce series

Inspired by the ill-fated plan of the Southbank centre to evict the long-established skateboarders in favour of commercial units, the series will investigate issues such as how free-market systems might be adapted in favour of culture, how loopholes in established planning law could be exploited to protect cultural venues (such as a bold campaign by the Southbank Skateboarders to get the undercroft protected as a village green), and whether self-build projects and co-housing initiatives could be the solution to circumnavigate the strangled housing market.

The events scheduled are:

  • Money Talks, a discussion around the question "can the logic of markets be re-routed to help create an economic platform for alternative businesses?" - Monday 9th September, 7pm
  • Appropriate Measures, "an exploration of the creative legal loopholes that might be employed to stall the city's mall-ification." - Wednesday 11th September, 7pm.
  • If I Had a Hammer, an investigation into the current trend towards participatory housing schemes which may provide cash-strapped house hunters with an alternative to the traditional housing market. Date and Time TBC

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Cite: "The Architecture Foundation Presents: Three Conversations on "Culture + Commerce"" 12 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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