Ken Worpole is the author of many books on architecture, landscape and public policy. His most recent books include 'The New English Landscape' (2013), with photographer Jason Orton, 'Contemporary Library Architecture' (2013), 'New Jerusalem:The Good City and The Good Society' (2016), and he has written the introductory essay to a collection of photographs by Mike Seaborne, 'Isle of Dogs 1982 - 1986', to be published in September 2016.
'Arrivals and Departures' talk at Shorelines: For nearly 300 years, the London docks were the busiest in Europe, trading goods from across the world, as well as a point of arrival for immigrants from the colonies and beyond. Ken Worpole draws on the memories of those who worked in the dockyards, as well as those for whom landfall in London was the beginning of a new life in a new country. His talk will draw on the photographs of Mike Seaborne and Jason Orton, with whom he has collaborated on books about the landscape and history of the Thames and Essex coastline.