‘Invisible…but omnipresent’ at Deptford Lounge 4th – 28th of March, opening night 7th of March 2017 7:00pm.
Deptford possesses an extensive and controversial past, which shaped the history of London. From the reign of Henry VIII to the industrial revolution, the Deptford area has been a terrain for key events on London’s historical timeline.
In present times, few direct references are left in place, reminiscing the historical wealth of the area, which are either reclaimed by nature or left decaying waiting for regeneration.
Looking into this expansive history and collecting the traces of it from the remaining archelogies, memories and stories carried to the present, artist Froso Papadimitriou, will be creating a trail through the histories of Deptford.
The project aims to further the knowledge of the historical value of the area and offer a platform for discussion over history preservation, regeneration and area development attuned with the local community.
‘The focus of the ‘Invisible but omnipresent’ project, is cultural heritage; its preservation, communication and relevance to the existing local community. Taking as a rudiment the cultural history of Deptford and the issues around the preservation of it due to the redevelopment in the area, the panel discussion will focus in the relations between the local community and the heritage of Deptford, their importance and the role of the art in these relations. Furthermore, the discussion will expand to how art, artist and art institution shape the area’s regeneration and look at current debates that connect the arts to gentrification, such as the resent Boyle Heights protests in Los Angeles, Sharon Zukin’s and Neil Smith’s position in their writings amongst others and if/how these debates are relevant to the art scene of Deptford.’
Date: 16th March 2017
Times: 7.30pm – 9pm (including Q&A time)
Date: 12th March 2017
Times: 12pm – 1:45 pm