Keith Williams at the Royal Academy

22 September 2017 : Keith Williams will deliver a lecture at Kent Design Autumn School

On 22 September, Keith Williams will deliver a lecture entitled “The role of new cultural institutions in the regeneration of town centres” at 10.00am Friday 22 September at the Turner Margate.

In collaboration with the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, this year’s Urban Design Autumn School will be based at the Turner Contemporary, Margate designed by David Chipperfield. Confronting development pressures across Kent, and leading on from last year’s theme ‘Growing the City: Designing the Urban Edge’ this Autumn School will focus on strategies for densification of town centres, using Margate as a test bed for ideas. This will consider how new development can be positively integrated into an existing urban centre, and how this can help provide successful public spaces.

Keith will explore the wider issues of urban regeneration through the many major arts buildings that his firm has designed such as the National Opera House, Wexford, Ireland and the Lloydminster Science and Cultural Centre in Canada. He will speak on his firm’s multi-award winning Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and its role in boosting the cultural economy as well as the physical context of the western part of the city.

This years Autumn School will run from 21 -22 September 2017

Urban Design Autumn School with UCA: Intensifying the town centre – Margate