How the Nepal earthquake continues to re-shape peoples’ lives by Caroline Knowles

People remember where they were on 25 April 2015 when an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hit Nepal. Followed by hundreds of aftershocks and another major earthquake on 17 May, an estimated 9,000 people died, and many more were injured and traumatised in ways we may never understand. A team of researchers led … More How the Nepal earthquake continues to re-shape peoples’ lives by Caroline Knowles

Cities of Light Symposium on 31.10.18 by Paul Halliday and Peter Coles

Cities of Light is an ongoing collaboration between partners in cities across Europe. Having started out as a conversation around the nature of urban research and visual arts practice, it turned into a series of seminars and workshops, each with its own very distinctive character. Lisbon, October 2018 On 31 October we will be holding … More Cities of Light Symposium on 31.10.18 by Paul Halliday and Peter Coles

Goddard’s Pie & Mash shop has closed after 128 years in Deptford by Anita Strasser

Here is another story from Anita’s PhD which looks at the regeneration of Deptford. This time it concerns A. J. Goddard, a pie & mash shop with a history of 128 years in Deptford. The closure is due to the increased need for maintenance work which Goddard’s cannot afford while receiving a decreasing number of customers. As a result, … More Goddard’s Pie & Mash shop has closed after 128 years in Deptford by Anita Strasser

The Reggae Map of New Cross by Les Back and William ‘Lez’ Henry

In preparation for the Bass Culture 70/50 event held at Goldsmiths on 29th May 2018 we wanted to try and find a way to bring together for visitors the rich history of reggae in South East London.   This history circulates within the local community in ways that are often not documented or passed between local … More The Reggae Map of New Cross by Les Back and William ‘Lez’ Henry

A Walk in Mayfair on a Saturday in March by Eleanor Smith-Hahn

I come out of Green Park tube station into the fleeting city. In the maelstrom of bodies on the dark pavement I move down Piccadilly. In the flow of people I am isolated. Walter Benjamin (1939) writes: ‘fear, revulsion and horror were the emotions which the big city crowd aroused in those who first observed … More A Walk in Mayfair on a Saturday in March by Eleanor Smith-Hahn

“The planned demolition of your home has so many repercussions” by Anita Strasser

In our occasional series of postcards from the research edge, Anita Strasse writes from her project in Deptford, south London. Read the story of Diann, resident of Reginald House in Deptford, whose home is on the cards for demolition (alongside Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden). She talks about her memories of living there for over 30 years, … More “The planned demolition of your home has so many repercussions” by Anita Strasser