The Showroom

Book Launch: Anatomy of a Street

Tuesday 6 July 2010, 6–8pm

The case studies of the Anatomy of a Street publication (high streets from Hungary and London) are locations in cities where top-down national or municipal planning, corporate development, small businesses and bottom-up initiatives of the civic sphere intersect. The AoaS project reads urban transformation through 'uncommon' cultural, economic and social indicators, and questions some of the general assumptions that describe the relationship between public, private, civic and corporate elements in their effect on the city, the side-effects of top-down, large-scale urban development.

The publication focuses on the transformation of various urban sites will be highlighted by a roundtable dicussion. Invited guests include: Edward Quigley and Marco Torquati (Church Street Neighborhood Management), Neil Bennett (Farrells Architects), Nicholas Lobo Brennan (House of Jonn), Deepa Naik and Trenton Oldfield (This Is Not A Gateway), Chloe McCarthy and Magda Novoa (MyCityToo) and Marsha Bradfield (Critical Practice Group).

From 26 June – 4 July 2010 Anatomy of a Street unfolded along Church Street in the shop windows and market stalls, including photography, film, urban interventions as well as performances by artists, activists and architects: Ádám Albert, Gabó Bartha, Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, Emőke Kerekes & Anna Mózes, Péter Rákosi, Allan Siegel, Miklós Surányi, Szövetség39 (Anna Baróthy & Csenge Kolozsvári) and screenings by in collaboration with The Edgware Road Project - Free Cinema School of the Serpentine Gallery.

This is an event developed from the Anatomy of a Street exhibition on Church Street (26 June – 4 July 2010). For further information visit Anatomy of a Street