BOOK LAUNCHES 16 May & 21 May 2024: Londoners Making London

Cities are first and foremost made by its people. Jan Kattein’s new book Londoners Making London tells the story of nine projects that have transformed urban neighbourhoods.

You are warmly invited to two 'Londoners making London' symposia which bring together the author with the people whose projects are discussed in his book to candidly reveal challenges, share moments of triumph and speak about the methods and motivations behind their work. Each of them, through their ingenuity, commitment, and sometimes against all odds has made London a better place to live, learn and play.

Symposium no. 1 will be hosted by Global Generation at their Paper Garden Circular Economy building in Canada Water on 16/05/2024 at 5.30 pm. Jan Kattein will be joined by Chloë Dunnett, Founder/Chief Grower of Sitopia Farm; Alice Hardy, site manager of Blue House Yard; Jenny Holloway, CEO of Fashion Enter, Rasha El-Sady, program manager at Maxilla Men's Shed, and Kemi Akinola, CEO of Be_Enriched.
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Tickets are free. Suggested donation on the door: £7.50 which will go towards Global Generation’s new learning + ecology garden in King’s Cross.
Symposium no. 2 will be hosted by the London Society at Argent in King’s Cross on 21/05/2024 at 6.30pm. Jan Kattein will be joined by Jane Riddiford, co-founder and honorary trustee at Global Generation; Jeffrey Lennon, director of the African Street Style Festival, Anurag Verma and Jon Broome, chair and advisor to the Rural Urban Synthesis Society and Emily Bohill, co-chair of the Thornhill Primary School Foundation and founder of Run Kids Run.
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Join us for free drinks and an opportunity to meet likeminded Londoners after each event.

Books will be available to purchase at both events. You can also order directly HERE