This project started life as a walk in March 2013. My curiosity about the Greenwich Peninsula was aroused through the experience of walking through a series of contrasting environments; old derelict industrial buildings in the west, the corporate, commodified space of the O2 area in the north; a housing development in the south east, and in the middle, a series of roads circling areas of rubble awaiting development. It was hard to gain any sense of coherency about the area which encouraged me to begin some research.
Regeneration of the Greenwich Peninsula was conceived in the 1990s during a period in which climate change and discourses about sustainability were dominant global themes. The site, which formerly housed heavy industry, was selected to become a new urban quarter; a flagship for sustainable development, providing an example of a well-designed, twenty first century, socially inclusive, mixed community.
Employing an immersive walking practice, ‘Walking the Greenwich Peninsula’ takes a critical look at the landscape and questions whether sustainable development practices have been achieved.
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