Debate: Memories in Motion – our sense of place in the ever-changing city

As part of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) 2017, London Transport Museum will be hosting a dynamic debate to explore the role transport plays, past, present and future, in memory making.

The event will explore how we use the past to help create cities of the future and what role transport plays in shaping our memories.

During the evening an expert panel will share their work and listen to views, allowing people to have a say in how architects, developers and communities can work together to influence, protect and shape our memories of our ever-changing cities.

Before joining a panel of experts from the fields of architecture, research, urban development and transport design, guests can enjoy a bar, music and networking or join in with a collective memory mapping activity.

 The panel

Ann Gavaghan, Design and Communities Development Manager for London Underground will be directing a fast-paced, dynamic conversation between our experts on stage and in the audience.

  • Julian Robinson – Head of Architecture at Crossrail, overseeing the architectural design of the 10 new stations for the Elizabeth line. Julian will be sharing his views on how Transport Infrastructure contributes to memory making past, present and future.
  • Victoria Hills MRTPI – Chief Executive Officer of Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) with a background in planning, transport and programme management. Victoria will be sharing her experience of driving forward the transformation of what will be the UK’s largest regeneration project and how she balances maximising investment benefits afforded by the new HS2/Elizabeth Line ‘superhub’ station with respecting and preserving local interests and memories.
  • Nick Tyler – Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering at UCL, Nick will be sharing his expert and fascinating views on the way people interact with their immediate environments and how innovative artistic and engineering approaches can tackle urban design and decision-making challenges related to memory shaping.
  • Chris Williamson – Partner at Weston Williamson and a well-respected registered architect, with years of experience in infrastructure, Chris will be contributing his thoughts on how memory relates to urban design and city master planning.



  • 18:30 Doors open – bar and interactivities
  • 19:15 Welcome by Chair Ann Gavaghan and introduction to debate
  • 19:30 Debate closes

The Debate: Memories in Motion will be held at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden. Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions) and are for adults only (18+). Tickets can be bought online at Guests who enter the code LFA2017 save 25% if they book online before 31 May 2017. For advance booking information, call +44 (0)20 7565 7298.