Gateway Games

Date of release: Thursday, February 2, 2012

A2161B-Gateway-GamesGreat storytellers and London 2012 come together at the latest exhibition held at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery at the University of Greenwich.

Gateway Games, by the university’s School of Architecture, is a show of speculative architectural models and drawings set in the Thames Gateway. The work looks at the wider impact of the Games and its legacy. This story is told with the help of Dickens, Georges Perec, JG Ballard, Iain Sinclair, and Angela Carter, starting with the moment when, in Great Expectations, Pip is turned upside down by the convict Abel Magwitch – a scene set on the Hoo Peninsula, the geographical centre of the Thames Gateway.

Gallery curator David Waterworth says: “Just as the rotation of Pip represents the metaphoric moment when past and future collide in the novel, the contemporary story of London’s shift to the east is both described and imagined in the exhibition where the body and its experience is at the centre of the projects presented.”

Over the last seven years Atelier 11, in the postgraduate research of the School of Architecture, has presented drawings and models at the Royal Academy and as part of the Royal Institute of British Architects Presidents’ Medals.

Gateway Games is on now and runs until 24 February 2012. For further information please visit: http://www.gre.ac.uk/pr/slg

The Stephen Lawrence Gallery: Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, SE10 9LS.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 11am to 4pm, closed Sundays and public holidays.

Story by Public Relations