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The University of Westminster represented by Iman Keaik, is excited to host an online webinar about the four conflicting powers in London.

Who owns London? Are people becoming intangible and invisible in the city of conflicting power? How can we imagine a city of consumption ripped from its money power and transformed into a city of production?

This project ‘Challenging Deep Pockets’ explores London as a conflicted city of powers, where people’s right to the city is a forgotten phenomenon, and the citizens step through the controlled ground.

The project is unique because the research is led by design and it allows spontaneous practices to come in and shape the project. This new approach to transform the city into a cashless city revolving around its production is also analysed after the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19. This pandemic shed light on the number of non-essential shops closed on the High street of Oxford Street in an emergency lockdown. The imagined scenario is that the pandemic lasts few years while the city would deteriorate, and the bird’s nests would take over the streets. These empty unused shops will, therefore, accommodate new functions that serve the in-house production of London.

The session will include the following:

  • A short story ‘A tale of Four Powers’ about London
  • A short film about the consumption of Oxford Street
  • Presentation of the Re-imagined London

Join us for an open conversation that will lead to the sharing of fresh ideas and views about conflicting powers in London.

The webinar will be held via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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