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

International Urban Photography Summer School

Dates : 13 – 25 August 2018 Location : Goldsmiths, University of London http://iupss.com/ Designed for photographers, artists and researchers whose work addresses notions of urban space and culture, the international Urban Photography Summer School provides a highly intensive two-week practical and theoretical training in key aspects of urban visual practice and research. The course … More International Urban Photography Summer School

Whose library? Our library! by Katherine Robinson

This photo was taken at a recent protest outside the Carnegie Library in Herne Hill, south London.  The protest was organised by Defend the Ten, a campaign fighting library cutbacks and closures in Lambeth’s ten public libraries, to mark two years since the closure of the Carnegie, a month before the local elections on 3rdMay … More Whose library? Our library! by Katherine Robinson

Engaging in Urban Image-making by Anita Strasser

One Day Symposium Date :  Friday 27th April 2018  Time : 11:00-17:00 Location : Richard Hoggart Building, Room 137a, Goldsmiths, University of London   After a stimulating series of conversations in 2017, Engaging in Urban Image-making, a one-day symposium hosted by the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) at Goldsmiths, continues the dialogue about how we engage … More Engaging in Urban Image-making by Anita Strasser

Cities of Light – Paris / Urban Photographers’ Association / May 2018

‘Cities of Light – Paris’ is a one-day symposium at the University of Paris V (Sorbonne), followed by two days of guided walks and workshops in Paris (4-6 May 2018). This is the first of a series of ‘Cities of Light’ symposia being organised by the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA) in different European cities in 2018, in … More Cities of Light – Paris / Urban Photographers’ Association / May 2018

Street Sounds or an Ear to the Street by Peter Dobbs

On the Masters in Social Research I am undertaking at Goldsmiths, University of London we were tasked with studying ‘street life’ and conducting ethnographic fieldwork on Lewisham Way, a busy traffic thoroughfare running between New Cross and Lewisham Gateway. Initially, the plan was to observe the comings and goings of those engaging with the public … More Street Sounds or an Ear to the Street by Peter Dobbs