The Latymer Map Launch, Saturday 20 July, 6pm-8.30pm at the Dalgarno Centre, 1 Webb Close, W10 5QB
Join us to launch the Latymer Map, a new map for the North Kensington area, made in collaboration with local residents!
The Latymer Map looks at the changing urban landscape of North Kensington, and how a multitude of regeneration schemes are re-shaping communities in the area. The Latymer Map also places this in a wider context, looking at historical examples of development issues and community activism, such as the slum clearance programme of the 1960s and 70s, the race riots and the independent squatting community of Frestonia.
Join us on Saturday 20 July for drinks and an open discussion about the various issues presented on the map.
About the Project
Are you interested to learn more about the way North Kensington is changing and the various issues that have shaped its history? Do you want to get more involved in your community?
Counter-Cartography Tours will take visitors on an engaging walk throughout various key sites in the North Kensington area. Armed with our alternative maps, designed by the Latymer Mapping Project, we will explore issues and stories in the area relating to regeneration, housing, social issues, and a selection of cultural facts and personal anecdotes.
The Counter Cartography Tours will take approximately 1 hour and we will finish at a local cafe where visitors can join us for a cup of tea and continue our discussions.
About The Latymer Mapping Project
The Latymer Mapping Project is a creative project initiated by group+work, a non-profit, independent artist group, and artist Constantine Gras. The Latymer Mapping Project began in March 2012 at the Former Latymer Family Centre on the Silchester West Estate, Freston Road. The project aims to actively engage and collaborate with the local community on shared interests and concerns around regeneration, redevelopment and community in the local area of North Kensington.
Latymer Map Guided Walks at RBKC’s InTRANSIT Festival!
We will be leading 2 guided walks as part of RBKC’s InTRANSIT Festival. Our route will touch on regeneration and gentrification in the area using the Latymer Map and sound bites as our guides. Walks will start at Latimer Road Tube Station at 2pm on Saturday 20 July and Wednesday 24 July and will last approximately 1 hour, followed by a relaxed discussion at a local cafe afterwards. If you would like to book a place please contact [email protected] or call 07734 341 852. FREE.
Maps will be provided on each of the walks. If you are unable to attend a walk, you can also pick up a free copy at the Dalgarno Community Centre, 1 Webb Close, W10 5QB; the Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, W11 2AY; the North Kensington Library, 108 Ladbroke Grove, W11 1PZ and the Portobello Market Trading Office, 72 Tavistock Road, W11 1AN.