Bussey Building: In 21st Century Action

Saturday 19th July saw the first ever South City Radio broadcast from the Bussey Building.

The broadcast programme, with a panel and a participating public audience had a lively debate on Peckham’s contribution to London’s cultural life, and the natural organic growth of the cultural life in that part of the town centre in and around the Bussey building. The event took place on the third floor in the international exhibition featuring potential alternative architectural visions of ‘Future Peckham’, in particular for the central Rye Lane area of Peckham town centre. The exhibitors were from Cottbus College Berlin, Jeffrey Gale Eco Architecture, and Peckham Vision. On the first floor was an exhibition of work from leading Peckham based artists, painters and photographers. Both exhibitions were curated by Alice White.

South City Radio is the new name for Radio Peckham, reflecting its success in having a much wider listening audience. Saturday’s programme will be broadcast on their website at http://www.southcityradio.org/culturefix/  The whole event was organised by the Chronic Art Foundation, based in the Bussey Building, bringing the artistic life on the site to the public:

Further information from www.peckhamvision.org
The Panel
Ben Perry (Presenter, South City Radio’s ‘The Primer’)
Emily Druiff (Director, Peckham Space)
Dr Paul Goodwin (Centre for Urban & Community Research, Goldsmiths College / Curator of Cross-Cultural Programmes, Tate Britain)
Adam Khan (Adam Khan Architects / winner of a RIBA silver medal for Building Stories, an alternative masterplan for Peckham)
Russell Profitt ( Head of Council’s Peckham Programme)
Michael Stickland (South City Radio station manager, & Peckham resident)
Alice White (Curator, Chronic Art Foundation / Bussey Building resident artist)

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