EVENT - Talk
Tuesday, 5 February, 6:30 - 8:30
High streets are full of people who make things happen. In this session, three speakers will optimistically explore the suppleness, originality and inventiveness of UK high streets from different perspectives. Join Stacey Adamiec, Jamie Dean and Mark Brearley as The London Society kicks off its look at London's high streets.
Stacey Adamiec is a Growth & Start Up Strategist who is passionate about high streets. She began developing studios and spaces for creative industries in Swansea and is now an expert in building resilience and resourcefulness in high street businesses. Jamie Dean is North East Area Regeneration Manager at the Greater London Authority, responsible for the City Hall high streets work stream. He leads on the development of the GLA's High Streets programme and coordinates the Mayors Design Advisory Group. Mark Brearley is the owner of a tray factory and Professor of Urbanism at The Cass, London Metropolitan University. Former head of Design for London, Mark initiated the Mayor's work focused on London's high streets and now campaigns passionately for high streets to become the focus of 21st century economic life in the UK.
The high streets series is curated by Dr Jane Clossick. You can contact Jane for more information about the series, or if you'd like to get involved, via Twitter @jane_clossick. The series is supported by The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, you can find out about many more events at The Cass at www.cassculture.org.