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.

Greenwich: Gill Golding
Greenwich: Gill Golding

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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