Welcome to the Fake: Photography and the Politics of Authenticity

Venue : The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Date : 14 July 2018 Information and Tickets: What are the relationships between urban photography and the politics of ‘the fake?’ In a time of shifting ocular, social and spatial perspectives what constitutes ‘the real?’ Photography has for some time struggled with core questions around how the world of … More Welcome to the Fake: Photography and the Politics of Authenticity

Engaging in Urban Image-making 2 by Anita Strasser

 Following last year’s success of Engaging in Urban Image-making, we organised another event this year to continue the dialogue about image making practices.  Once again we were hosted and generously funded by the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) which enabled us to provide lunch for our speakers and volunteers, and free entry, tea/coffee and … More Engaging in Urban Image-making 2 by Anita Strasser

Putting the Body in Place by Fiona Peters

Book Launch Date: Thursday 7thJune 2018 Time 6-8pm Location : Deptford Town Hall, Council Chambers, New Cross Road, London SE14 6AF RSVP : drfionapeters@gmail.com  Goldsmiths College is an ideal geographical location for researchers to study the nuances of life found in the alleys and estates behind the artery of the A2. The abundance and diversity … More Putting the Body in Place by Fiona Peters

Thinking through Infrastructure by Christian Von Wissel

On February 20th the British Academy invited to the conference “Big Cities – Small Changes. Thinking Creatively Through Urban Infrastructure” as the launch event of its “Cities and Infrastructure“ research programme. Convened by Caroline Knowles and featuring former and current members of CUCR, the day was an inspiring occasion for putting in practice the conference’s … More Thinking through Infrastructure by Christian Von Wissel

Bass Culture 70/50 Event – Sat 26th May 2018

Date : Saturday 26th May Location : LG01, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London Time : 11am – 5.30pm The event celebrates 50 years of reggae music in the UK and the lasting legacy of the Windrush generation and their children on the sound and look of British culture. It includes contributions from … More Bass Culture 70/50 Event – Sat 26th May 2018

Identity, Belonging & Citizenship in Urban Britain Podcast

In this CUCR podcast Les Back talks to Steve Hanson and Ben Gidley about their new report with Sunda Ali Identity, Belonging & Citizenship in Urban Britain (CUCR, 2018).  This study of UK cities was conducted before the Brexit vote but in many respects it anticipated its outcome.  In this report they argue that urban spaces  can be characterised on … More Identity, Belonging & Citizenship in Urban Britain Podcast

Tuning Academic Life: In Memory of Carole Keegan by Les Back

The intellectual life of any university is only possible because of the people who administer the practicalities of academia and make things work.  These largely uncelebrated colleagues make sure rooms are booked for the next seminar, ensure that visiting speakers have the correct form for their expenses claim or book the flights for a high … More Tuning Academic Life: In Memory of Carole Keegan by Les Back