Sat 12 Jun - 14:00-15:00 - Crude Britannia - The Commonwealth of Wind

Friday 11th June 2021

Sat 12 Jun - 14:00-15:00 - Crude Britannia - The Commonwealth of Wind

What is the future of the Thames Estuary? What is the future energy system of this place? What is the role of the wind farms off the coast of Kent and Essex? Will these grow ever larger? How can the citizens come to possess these turbine arrays, as they once possessed the oil refineries? What has this to do with the ownership of our future?

What will be the difference between oil & gas thinking and wind thinking? How will a shift to electric cars alter the landscape of the Estuary? Will it impact on the plan to build a motorway east of Gravesend at the Lower Thames Crossing? How will the people possess the wind? The voyage of the Crude Britannia sailboat around the Estuary will explore the power of wind and convey it online in film.

Danielle Lane - UK Manager of Vattenfall - on the wind industry in the mouth of the Estuary
Mika Minio of the TUC - on questions of ownership in the future of wind
Laura Blake - Thames Crossing Action Group on resistance to road building in the Estuary and the question of electric vehicles
Richard Houguez & Platform - ‘The People will Possess the Wind– Part III: Wind’, Crude Britannia sailboat exploring the wind in the Estuary
Terry Macalister - co-author of Crude Britannia
Hosted by James Marriott of Platform


Friday 11th June 2021
14:00 - 15:00



Previous Future Archeology of Ebbsfleet
Sat 12 Jun - 18:00-19:00 - The first thing I did was to kiss the ground - conversation and cook along

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