Camberwell Yards: Camberwell’s Regeneration

Plans have now been set for a new shopping and dining centre in Camberwell, the new up and coming area of southeast London.

Inspired by Boxpark, a temporary pop up complex which is very much beloved of hipsters in areas such as Shoreditch and Croydon, Camberwell Yards will provide fourteen units dedicated to food and beverages, community use, independent businesses and it will even have a central communal area for flexible use.

However, how is this new project going to affect Camberwell, its local residents and businesses?

The area’s locals are thrilled about the idea of having something different and new in which they can spend their time and believe Camberwell can only benefit from this unique concept.

Nicola, 44, considers that “it would be good because a lot of people that live here would normally go to other areas and it might integrate other people as well”. Colin, 53, seconds this idea – “It’s going to regenerate, bring more money and different people. Hopefully with this development we’ll also get an underground train because that’s what Camberwell needs”.

When it comes to local businesses, this project will provide opportunities for them to contribute with food and drink to the new project

Summing it up, Camberwell Yards is a great opportunity to regenerate Camberwell, attracting more people to the area and increasing its economic value. It will hopefully be finished in time for summer next year.

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Clinic //2: the dark side of technology

Organised by Vitamin London, a digital shop based in Central London, in association with the London Design Festival 2017, Clinic //2 is a unique exhibition meant to represent the impact of technology in our reality and the darkest side of the digital world.

It’s an immersive exhibition purposely created for the audience to reflect on the influence that the development of all sorts of technology and networks have had on our day-to-day lives, upbringing and relationships. According to Jacob Beckett, founder and creative director of the Multivitamin Group, “Clinic //2 unveils unique artworks and immersive installations demonstrating the bridging of technology and reality”.

Featuring the works of artists such as Jasmine Pradissitto and Mandy Hreus, Clinic //2 manages to attract the audience’s attention with powerful and meaningful pieces that stand out due to their originality. In addition to that, the dark lighted exhibition provides a virtual reality experience that allows people to think about the evolution of technology and how it has affected our personality and emotions – “U store data but do u store love?”.

The exhibition is open from the 20th until the 24th of September from 11am until 6pm on the 3rd floor of the Oxo Tower Wharf, in London.