Limehouse Cut — Linking place and creativity. Can the creative industries support the process of regeneration, providing infrastructure for London’s creative economy, whilst retaining distinctive qualities of place? This project’s methodology addresses challenges of creatively engaging people in underused ex-industrial sites, paying attention to the history and identity of place, its environment and character.
Introducing an interview filmed at the AHRC Creative Economy Showcase at Kings Place Conference Centre on Wednesday 12th March 2014. Here Assoc. Prof Pat Brown talks about the project highlighting recent research based on the Limehouse Cut canal in London.
The interactive stand, designed by Alexandru Malaescu, featured aerial mapping of The Cut and a long section of the whole of the norther edge of the canal. Digital documentation of research material gathered by both Landscape Interface Studio and our project collaborators Shared Assets was available on iPads plus footage taken during the recent Limhouse Cut Floating Workshops.
Professor Rick Rylance, Chief Executive of the AHRC, opened the event, “It’s becoming increasingly clear that the arts and humanities play a crucial role in our hugely successful Creative Economy which harnesses innovation, digital technologies and creativity. This event gives us the opportunity to celebrate the success of AHRC projects but also to spotlight the importance of collaborative and partnership working. The UK is blessed with outstanding arts and humanities researchers, but is also blessed with a wonderful cultural infrastructure, marvellous museums’ galleries and other institutions, and adventurous and resourceful creative businesses. It is the combination that brings the energy and excitement.”
Professor Rick Rylance, Chief Executive of the AHRC visits the Landscape Interface Studio stand