date: July 2014 – ongoing
every Tuesday, 7pm, All Saints Church Hall, Blenheim Grove, SE15
Commonplace perception survey
Old Kent Road studios
The peckham weeklies is a multi-disciplinary, multi-age, free range community group that come together every Tuesday evening. Substantially assisted by the wisdom of existing community groups, it has generated an inclusive and productive framework for meetings: through its focus on devising and publishing magazines about Peckham, it has provided a valuable forum for debate which, in turn, has brought about a deeper understanding of and engagement with issues of planning, the local economy and identity. Its members’ aims are to use those insights to safeguard Peckham’s vital assets and inform future development plans of an area where 34% are earmarked for change.
The weeklies team have co-created a series of content-rich magazines, harnessing the talents of local volunteers to delve into the architecture and activities that make Peckham such a distinctive and interesting place. weeklies have proved fertile ground, sparking new ideas, research proposals and links with local and national groups. During the London Festival of Architecture 2015 event on the 9th June the peckham weeklies explored why now is the time to become an engaged citizen. Governed by policies, strategies and plans that are indigestible and unknown to the majority of people, the urban landscape of London is being transformed dramatically.
For the Festival of Architecture 2016 with the theme ‘community’ the Peckham weeklies together with UCL, CASS, residents and businesses are again organising an event – this time focused on the Old Kent Road ‘opportunity area’. More info
weeklies meetings take place on Tuesdays 7pm in Peckham. Anybody interested in participating in the discussion and the production is welcome. Register at www.peckhamweeklies.org.uk for information on meeting venues.