Shaping LDN

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ShapingLDN heralds a new strand of public programming from London Transport Museum, offering inspiring events, debate, and immersive content about transport, city living, and the future of London.

As the world’s leading museum of urban transport, LTM has long provided a place for the wider public to come, understand and enjoy the story of London’s journey.

However, our mission is not only to conserve our collections and tell stories of the past. We are also here to share knowledge and provoke debate about transport and the future of London. ShapingLDN offers an exciting new platform for these important conversations to take place, inviting a diverse public audience to come together, and to debate, network, inspire and stimulate conversations about the future of our city.

Following on from the success of our Designology Late Debate and Studio Event Programme as well as our ongoing Interchange B2B programme, ShapingLDN will explore topical future city themes, and the role transport plays in tackling global issues, such as the future of work and urban mobility, artificial intelligence and automation, population growth, health disparity and air quality.

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Late Debate: Technology and the future

Date: Wednesday 29 November 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 18:45 – 22:00
Tickets: £15, Concessions and LTM Friends £12

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Fantastic, frightening, or simply overdue: Emerging technologies are going to reshape the way we live, work and travel, whether we like it or not. Explore what’s on the tech horizon in this London Transport Museum Late Debate. From driverless cars and delivery drones to apps, maps and virtual reality – will technology evolve to better suit our needs or advance faster than our human capabilities? Join us in this festival style event offering debates, immersive experiences, talks and workshops. Brainstorm your own innovations, meet inventors and judge their ideas. Enjoy a bar, live music and the chance to see our world class exhibitions at night.

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Late Debate: Women of the future

Date: Thursday 8 February 2018
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 18:45 – 22:00
Tickets: £15, Concessions and LTM Friends £12

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2018 celebrates100 years of the women’s suffrage movement finally succeeding in granting some women the right to vote in February 1918. To mark this momentous time of change in society, London Transport Museum and Transport for London will be hosting a Late Debate to celebrate women’s contribution to society over the past 100 years and explore what the next 100 years might hold. Join us in this festival style event offering debates, immersive experiences, talks, workshops and the Museum’s latest temporary exhibition; Poster Girls. Discuss current issues with contemporary feminists, hear about trailblazing women past, present and future, get creative, start a movement and provoke conversations. Enjoy a bar, live music and the chance to see our world class exhibitions at night.

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Late Debate: Environment matters

Date: Thursday 7 June 2018
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 18:45 – 22:00
Tickets: £15, Concessions and LTM Friends £12

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Humanity’s impact on the environment is arguably the biggest challenge we are facing today. Join London Transport Museum in a Late Debate exploring how to make London a cleaner, greener, more sustainable and livable city. Join us in this festival style event offering debates, immersive experiences, talks, and workshops. Explore London’s key environmental policies, initiatives and strategies. Start developing solutions to issues that concern you most, get creative re-using and recycling, and find some inner balance with transport themed yoga. Enjoy a bar, live music and the chance to see our world class exhibitions at night.

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Late Debate: Race for space

Date: Thursday 29 November 2018
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 18:45 – 22:00
Tickets: £15, Concessions and LTM Friends £12

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Over 54% of the world’s population live in cities today and this figure is expected to rise to 66% by 2050. London Transport Museum invites you to a Late Debate exploring how London will cope with its continuing population growth. How we will balance a livable environment with increasing density, providing space for nature, culture, heritage and play, as well as housing and critical infrastructure. Share your views on London’s expanding rail network and come up with your own creative solutions. Join us in this festival style event offering debates, immersive experiences, talks, and workshops. Enjoy a bar, live music and the chance to see our world class exhibitions at night.