No. 68-69, Greenwich Peninsula (March-April 2014)

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Table of contents

I. MORNING READINGS: 10.00-1.00

01.          Shelley, Ozymandias (1818)

Mayor of London, Greenwich Peninsula (2013)

SHCA, Peninsula Quays Master Plan (2013)

Barron, Greenwich Peninsula (2013)

Chamberlain, Social Cleansing (2013)

02.          Homer, The Odyssey (800 B.C.)

03.          Mills, Gas Workers Strike in South London (1989)

04.          Ballard, Concrete Island (1973)

05.          Countryside Properties, GMV (2013)

06.          Conrad, The Mirror of the Sea (1906)

07.          Mayor of London, Park Rules

II. AFTERNOON READINGS: 2.00-5.00

08.          Knight Dragon, Peninsula Square (2013)

Home Office, Dispersal Powers (2013)

09.          Anon. Captain Kid’s Farewell to the Seas (1701)

10.          Elmer, The Nation’s Favourite Poem (2012)

11.          Hanson UK, Biodiversity and Geodiversity

Strategy and Action Plan (2012)

12.          Deptford Discovery Team, East Greenwich Riverfront

Industrial History (1999)

13.          Melville, Moby Dick (1851)

14.          Cage, 4’33” (1952)

15.          Shelley, Peter Bell the Third (1819)

As the urban environment is increasingly privatised, the space of the city has become increasingly prescribed, with the main, if not exclusive, purpose of making and spending money. The majority of city-dwellers live out their lives along a well-inscribed triangle between home, work and the repeatedly revisited sites of consumption, the distinctions between which have become increasingly blurred. But though the function of urban space is largely dictated by its design, the relationship between space and use is not as fixed as the architect, property-developer, land-owner or state would have us believe. We are still able – briefly and increasingly illegally – to appropriate these spaces, to ‘misuse’ them, and, for a moment, transgress their interdictions, opening the place they legislate to other readings. Geopoetry is one way of doing this.

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