Local residents had the chance to give their feedback on the new spaces and explore how Tate Modern is changing. Talkaoke led by artist collective The People Speak was a think tank for local residents to discuss what best to be placed in Tate’s new oil tanks space. Suggestions ranged from an underground swimming pool, a climbable art installation and a theme park. 

The People Speak also gave an Unlecture, empowering the audience to participate more than a conventional lecture. An art magician came to perform mind-bending tricks over lunch time and visitors used recycled materials to construct a version of London, inspired by the views from the Level 7 East Room.

Residents Day also included site visits to the as yet un-opened Oil Tanks, Futurist portrait making, and special performances by contemporary dance company The Cholmondeleys.