Embassy is a space for activism and dialogue in support of Aboriginal land rights in Australia.
This day explores the challenges that Bankside communities are facing, particularly questions around gentrification, social justice, and community organising. Contributors include Blak Outside, Coin Street and Living Bankside among others. Visitors are encouraged to take part in these conversations, sharing their stories and experiences. All conversations are documented, forming part of an archive that transcends national boundaries.
This conversation highlights the history of community organising in Bankside. We will be joined by members of Coin Street, including Natalie Bell, Head of Youth and Community Programmes, and Iain Tucket, Chief Executive of Coin Street Community Builders. In addition, we will be hearing from the team at Living Bankside, including Amir Eden, Executive Chair, and Adelina Godinho, a local resident and participant in the 2022 Living Bankside Academy programme.
Join us for a free community lunch provided by Walworth Living Room which is a community space open to everyone and a project of Pembroke House.
Hear from Sharmada Nagarajan, Progamme Manager at Neighbourhood Food Model, and Richard Galpin, Director of Partnerships at Pembroke House, who will discuss their work to build a more ethical and sustainable community food system in Southwark.
Richard Bell explores the reclaiming and restoration of green spaces with Carole Wright who is a community gardener activist and founder of Blak Outside, in conversation with artist Blkmoodyboi.
Richard Bell invites Candace Sobers and Brandon Graham to be in conversation in the tent. They will be discussing the gentrification of Brixton and how it affected Caribbean communities.
The event will be filmed and livestreamed.