Event: Celebrating Segal in Walters Way, South London

Event: Celebrating Segal in Walters Way, South London

Residents of a unique south London housing scheme are hosting a free event to celebrate the work of the architect who designed their street. Walter Segal, who died 30 years ago, will be remembered at a special Celebrating Segal day on Saturday 19th September 2015, 11am-3pm.

The day of talks, films, art and tours will take place in Walters Way, South London, which was designed by Segal, built by residents, and is one of two streets named after him (the other being Segal close). The event, which is part of Open House London, will highlight Segal’s achievements and his relevance to today’s housing situation. The Berlin-born modernist invented the Segal self-build method that enabled ordinary people to build their own homes. His most famous houses were built in partnership with the London Borough of Lewisham.

The day will include
John Segal - Segal son
John McKean – Segal’s biographer
Jon Broome – architect who worked with Segal
Dave Dayes - self-builder
BBC Documentary film; “The House That Mum and Dad Built (1982)
Segal-inspired art
Tour of Walters Way - see inside a self-build home

Lunch and refreshments will be available at a small charge.

One of the event organisers is architect Jon Broome, who worked with Segal on the Lewisham project and also built his own Segal home. He says: “It’s really important that Walter’s contribution is not forgotten. There is lots of interest in self-build because of the current housing crisis and architects and communities could learn a lot from what Segal and the self-builders achieved in the 1980s.”

Tickets are free and available from http://tiny.cc/SegalTickets
The event website is www.waltersegal.org

The event is kindly supported by Open Cities and The Modern House.

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Cite: "Event: Celebrating Segal in Walters Way, South London" 17 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771998/event-celebrating-segal-in-walters-way-south-london> ISSN 0719-8884

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