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Café ODYSSEY: Pop-up coffee shop to evade the caffeine-curse of gentrification

Café ODYSSEY is a critical intervention that takes the form of a pop-up coffee shop. This is a café with a difference. The coffee is free, however, coffee drinkers get a specially designed receipt, a map, which shows different trails, shops and organisations that all contribute to the contested narrative of gentrification in Southwark neighbourhoods. The project is selected to be part of the London Festival of Architecture 2018. People who take the trails can discover hidden gems, local places, people, businesses and organisations which shape the cultural identity of the areas. This intervention is a collaboration with a Peckham-based initiative, Pempeople. Please feel free to join us in celebrating local diverse cultures by grabbing a free coffee at Café ODYSSEY from 12 – 3 pm on 29, 30 June and start your bespoke journey in Southwark.

Café ODYSSEY presents (Brain)Storm in A Coffee Cup, 29 June

To coincide with the pop-up coffee shop, an exhibition celebrating Southwark’s diverse cultural identity will also take place in TenPoint5ive Gallery, Peckham Levels. A series of debates will be held during the exhibition 4-5pm on 29 June to highlight different perspectives on the complex and contested issues of regeneration in the area. The exhibition will feature artworks by local artists coming from diverse cultural backgrounds and disciplines, who work collaboratively to celebrate the rich diversity in Southwark. Local initiatives and organisations such as Pempeople, Peckham Vision, The Peckham Society, Peckham Levels and Peckham Festival will be invited to participate in the debates.

Venue: TenPoint5ive Gallery, Floor 5, Peckham Levels 95A Rye Ln Peckham SE15 4TG

Time: 12:00 – 18:00

Admission:  Free

Café ODYSSEY presents (Brain)Storm in A Coffee Cup, 30 June

On 30 June 2018, the intervention will join the event SOUTHWARK UNTOLD WITH PEMPEOPLE at Tate Exchange, to showcase local places, people, businesses and organisations which shape the unique cultural identity in the London borough of Southwark. Café ODYSSEY will also join the project Recovery Roast, by artist John D. Freyer, using coffee to create dialogues about addiction and recovery. Everyone is welcome to join in the conversations, exchange ideas and build connections with the local communities, social enterprises, galleries, artists and residents in the event!

Venue: Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Time: 12:00 – 17:00

Admission: Free

These events are supported by the Student Initiative Fund