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Healthy Growth? Healthy City?

As part of the London Festival of Architecture, Roca London Gallery on Townmead Road will be holding a special photographic exhibition titled Regenerating Capital: Healthy Growth? Healthy City?. Opening on the 5th June, and running until the 23rd August, Roca will explore the impact that that regeneration has on its inhabitants. It is a chance to consider how regeneration affects our green spaces, small businesses, and local communities, and ask whether a growing city is necessarily a healthy one.

Twelve photographers from different backgrounds have been invited to contribute their interpretations and ideas on the delicate balancing act between providing homes and preserving the landscape. London is the most densely populated region in the UK, and is predicted to reach a population of nine million by 2020. We are already in the midst of a housing crisis, which over the last two decades has brought about regeneration projects in areas such as Elephant & Castle, Kings Cross, and the Heygate Housing Estate, not all of these have been successful.

Their exhibition will hold a preview night from 6.30pm-8.30pm on the 5th June that you can register to attend, and includes a discussion about the subject.
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Why? Fun for art lovers
When: 2nd June - 23rd August
Phone: 44 (0) 20 7610 9503
Where: Roca Gallery
Cost: Free
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