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Everyday Life and the Stressful Streets - the KOVE Age Research Forum

Event Type: One Day Event
Location: Kingsgate Community Centre, 107 Kingsgate Road, London, NW6 2JH
Dates: 08 March 2018 - 09 March 2018
Conference Website: www.kove.org.uk
Contact Email: johnmiles68@yahoo.co.uk
Contact Phone: 07817424356

10.30am to 3.30pm Thursday, March 8th 2018

The first Kilburn Older Voices Exchange Age Research Forum is an opportunity to consider how best older activists and residents can exert their influence in our stressful urban environment. During the morning Dr Elizabeth Webb, now with Age Concern England and University College London, will draw first on extensive research into mobility and public transport. She’ll then address the question: “Crossing the road in time: what can be done?” - focusing on inequality and echoing a constant theme of KOVE’s work for more than 15 years. After lunch anthropologist Dr Farhan Samanani of Oxford University returns to Kilburn to report on his ethnographic study of the area and the ways in which its diverse communities get along. Bringing together social and environmental themes within a place-based approach he will explore the opportunities for “Building community on the go: lessons for and from Kilburn.” Besides our usual mixture of presentations and world-café style debate KOVE will launch our new film archive and show the cult classic “Where is the Green Man?” and our recent examination of estate-based activism “Webheath”. Building on the success of the former Kilburn Debates - at a time when London is dipping its toe in the water around an unlikely-sounding claim to become an ‘age-friendly city’ - this is a great opportunity for researchers, planners, practitioners and activists to get together with the older public and reflect on the upside and the downside of the stressful streets in our dense and congested part of London.

Attendance is free with a buffet lunch provided. To register please contact John Miles on 07817 424356 or at johnmiles68@yahoo.co.uk. KOVE (www.kove.org.uk) is funded by the National Lottery through Ageing Better in Camden.

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