Accompanying the exhibition Urban Plunge, a notable panel discuss the capital's waterway and ask will we soon be swimming in the Thames again? Exploring what it takes to make the river a leisure space and how design can develop a natural urban retreat.
11 September - 10 January 2015
Urban Plunge explores both existing schemes and future visions for river swimming in the heart of our cities.
Commissioned by Roca London Gallery, it showcases international design and architectural projects that transform urban rivers into public leisure spaces, giving people an exciting new, water-level perspective on their metropolis.
Curator Jane Withers, a design consultant and co-founder of Wonderwater, has selected five key projects to illustrate architecture and design’s role in radically changing river usage, challenging our attitude to the urban water environment.