The video below shows the first in a series of three debates organised by The Information Project to publicise the possibilities for the park and to help create a critical, intellectual debate about the identity of community, place, culture and design for the twenty-first century.

 

The organisers are

Noreen Meehan, Dagmar Binsted, Christopher Binsted

Chair: Cany Ash

Founder partner of multi-award-winning architects, Ash Sakula

 

Panellists: Douglas Murphy

Architect and writer, architecture correspondent for Icon Magazine, author The Architecture of Failure

 

Val Shawcross

London Assembly member for Southwark and Lambeth

 

Tom Brown

Author, his novel Strange Air is a chilling Victorian fairytale set in Crystal Palace park

 

Gus Zogolovitch

Managing director, Solidspace – an established design-led developer

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DEBATE 2

28th May

 

DEBATE 3

21st June

Video Credits

Location

Salvation Army Worship Hall

 

Sound

Simon Gaiger

 

Camera

Sarah Glover, Sue Giovanni

Introduction to project by Dagmar Binsted

Cany Ash, introduction

Tom Brown

Gus  Zogolovitch

Douglas Murphy

Val Shawcross

Cany Ash asks Douglas Murphy what is the purpose of consultation?

Cany Ash asks Tom Brown if fragments may be more powerful than the whole?

Cany Ash asks Gus Zogolovitch what the potential for the site could be?

Cany Ash statement on community assets

Val Shawcross responds to that statement

 

Questions from the floor

Martin Heath, Chairman, Friends of Belair Park

Nick Goy, local resident

Tom Chance, Green Party

Rosie, local resident and arts venue manager

Ray Sacks, Chairman, Crystal Palace Campaign

Cany Ash statement on alternative thinking, example from Manhattan

Robert Gibson, Transition Town, Chamber of Commerce, Upper Norwood Library Trust

Alan Freeman, local resident

Name not given

Mark Morris, very local resident

Noreen Meehan, Chair, Crystal Palace Overground Festival

Seneka

Name not given

Name not given

Cany Ash asks Tom Brown should the park be a destination London or Europe wide?

Cany Ash asks Gus Zogolovitch about the possibility of investment of the park.

Cany Ash question to Douglas Murphy

Cany Ash asks Val Shawcross how she could make friends with Boris to turn it all around?

Discussion of legal status of the master plan and closing remarks

 

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