When: Friday, 23rd of June 2023, 15:00 – 18:00
Where: Meet at Bromley-by-Bow tube at 3pm (BST)
Rowland Parker’s book The Common Stream tells the history of a Cambridgeshire village through the stream that sustains it. The stream is water source, sewer, communication channel, and common element around which the village coheres.
On this walk from Bromley-by-Bow to Cody Dock along the River Lea, we open a conversation about how bodies of water enact their common presence, raising provocations to be discussed as we walk. What is water as a material – what does it mean to drink it, contaminate it, remediate it? What is water as an entity – what is its legal status, what are its rights? How does water connect – how does the River Lea speak to the creeks of Manila or Chennai and the River Ravi? We will gather our discussions in the Cody Dock Open Air Classroom.
The walk will be jointly led by Corinna Dean, Lindsay Bremner, Stroma Cole and Paolo Zaide, all from the University of Westminster School of Architecture and Cities.
The performance artist Abuzar Madhu will be joining, who’s performance practice embodies a profound communication with nature, becoming an act of resistance against prevailing power structures.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-common-stream-tickets-607394602607?aff=oddtdtcreator
Please contact Corinna Dean directly with any event queries