Vertical Urban Factory
Appearing for the first time in the UK, Vertical Urban Factory explored the potential for manufacturing to once again be a feature of our cities.
Curated by New York-based architectural historian and critic Nina Rappaport, Vertical Urban Factory explores urban manufacturing through historical and present day examples and contends that as production has become cleaner, greener, smaller and on demand, it should play a central role in the revitalisation of neighbourhoods.
With more than 200 tall buildings consented or proposed for London alone, consideration should be given to the potential for increased manufacturing of local products — food processing, high tech, printed matter, fashion and furniture, among others — to provide new employment opportunities and revitalise neighbourhoods in a way that challenges current thinking.
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