CAPTION FOR IMAGE: Perspective of the unrealised Fun Palace (1960-61) by Cedric Price, now the site of the Olympic Aquatics centre by Zaha Hadid, both AA graduates and former tutors.
The visionary architect Cedric Price once imagined a 'Fun Palace' occupying the site now taken over by the 2012 Olympic park. The empty industrial landscapes of Hackney have been host to hundreds of projects over several decades, dreams of possible futures by residents, architects, writers, artists and politicians. A panel of speakers – including Saskia Sassen, Will Self, Anna Minton and Stephen Gill – will explore how the Olympic regeneration has frozen these dreams in time, while opening the doors to a new set of plans and hopes for East London.
This event has been organised by the Architectural Association.
The talk will be held at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre.
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