New Frontiers: Edgeland aesthetics and the origins and revival of the New Town

Ken Worpole & Marc Atkinson

1:30-4:00pm Sat 23rd July

Booking essential as spaces limited please book here

worpoe-new-jerusalem-coverCelebrated Writer and historian Ken Worpole (New Jerusalem:The Good City and the Good Society & The New English Landscape), will discuss the role of landscape as heritage, as a rich pictorial tradition in art, as an ecology, and, perhaps most importantly, as a site of crucial contemporary debates about the value and meaning of place in a modern, post-industrial society. He will also reflect on the history of garden cities and new towns, and the political and social factors that continue to shape and influence communities.

Marc Atkinson will also be discussing his project Along the Outskirts.

An opportunity for discussion will follow the talks on how future planning policies could better reflect the needs of our diverse and fast moving society.

‘For many years, Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape’. – The Independent