Hemingway highlights the significance of markets

11th July 2014 / Posted by CRP Team

Award winning designer and youth ambassador Wayne Hemmingway MBE delivered the key note address at CRP’s Sustainable Urban Markets workshop last week. Hemmingway, the co-founder of Red or Dead and Hemmingway Design, spoke to an audience of street and covered markets stakeholders and practitioners on the role of markets in providing opportunity, animating high streets and creating place.  Deliberately provocative, he decried the modern trend of disparaging ‘hipsters’, emphasising their role in gentrifying areas, and the importance of curating markets to meet customer demand and create a market’s identity.

Wayne’s address preceded delegates breaking into groups to discuss and refine proposals for maximising the potential of street and covered markets proposed by the SUM project group, co-chaired by Helen Santer of Waterloo Quarter BID and Will Fulford of Camden Lock market. Final draft proposals will be consulted on through the summer, prior to being launched as a London Local Action Plan for markets in September.  For more information on the project please click here. – See more at: https://www.crossriverpartnership.org/news#sthash.4jcOBT8Q.dpuf