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Universettee

Tues 3 June 2014
6.00 - 8.00pm
N7

This event is free, however you are required to register hereLocation announced to ticket holders only.

The talk will start at 6.30, guests are encouraged to bring food and drink to share from 6pm. 

The Universettee is a series of mobile lectures that happen in people’s homes with a variety of speakers from different walks of life. The emphasis is on learning about all sorts of issues in a non-threatening environment. The lectures are free but participants are asked to bring some food or drink to share. The syllabus is flexible and shaped by those who offer to lecture or host the Universettee. Lectures will be approximately 30-40 minutes followed by time for questions and discussion.

Fred London - a director of JTP - will speak to us on: New Life at Roof Top Level in Stockholm

JTP is a company interested in harnessing human energy to create new spaces and revitalise old ones.

In November 2010 JTP led an international team at Sweden’s first ever Community Planning Weekend, working with Wasted Space/People Owned - companies founded by Stockholm-based entrepreneur John Higson.

The aim of the weekend was to work with the local community to create a vision to regenerate the street, build some new housing and improve the ‘Bunker’ - the existing ‘brutalist’ metro station voted Stockholm’s ugliest building - and its surroundings. The resulting proposals for the Bunker included a rooftop restaurant and garden and covering the exposed concrete structure with vertical greening.
The building work was managed by Wasted Space and built by a group of eco-companies as a showcase to promote their cutting-edge environmental technologies. Wasted Space has also formed a Community Gardening Club to create a rooftop garden, including test panels to determine how best to introduce vertical greening that can survive Stockholm’s harsh winters. A One Room Eco-hotel forms the centrepiece of the rooftop garden.

JTP and People Owned are now organising Sweden’s second Community Planning Project to create a new Vision for Vasby Sjostad - a lakeside town expansion for around 3000 new homes, with leisure facilities.

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