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Tomorrow is Built Today

13 Nubia Way, downham

25 September

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Time

10:30am

Price

FREE

Accessibility

Visitors can leave and re-enter.

The second floor is not accessible for wheelchair users.

Step inside an award-winning eco-home on Nubia Way in Downham and discover the story of Europe’s largest Black-led self-build initiative.

Tim Oshodi, a community self-builder, community-led regeneration consultant and Chair of the housing cooperative, Fusions Jameen, is opening his home to the public as part of Open House London. Tim has curated an oral history exhibition celebrating the legacy of three Fusions Jameen schemes across the borough.

Hear first-hand testimony from the original self-builders as they share their pioneering experience and discuss its legacy within the borough and beyond.

Discover how Nubia Way responded to racist arson attacks by building stronger links with the Downham community including working with local schools to improve the neglected Woodland Walk. Fusions Jameen also inspired a women-led project in Chinbrook Meadows that saw the creation of 14 eco homes designed to accommodate the naturalisation of the River Quaggy.

Fusions Jameen were inspired by the African and Caribbean leaders of yesterday. You are invited to explore what lessons their inspirational achievements have for the next generation’s challenge of meeting their need for green social housing. Come and discover how the tomorrow we seek can be built today!

More information about this exhibition.

 

Please note this event has been rescheduled from the original date of Sunday 18 September.

 

Time

10.30am - 2.30pm

Price

FREE

Accessibility

Visitors can leave and re-enter.

The second floor is not accessible for wheelchair users.

Partners

The exhibition is part of In Living Memory, a programme to celebrate Lewisham’s history and diversity, led by Goldsmiths, University of London with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.