This post is part of an occasional series, which has been produced in response to the PhD study weekend at Cumberland Lodge in June 2016, attended and organised by members of the Sociology PhD cohort at Goldsmiths College, University of London. On the 24th June 2016, weary from an unexpected Brexit result, a group of students … More Goldsmiths vs. Brexit. vs. Cumberland Lodge by Sian Gouldstone
Goldsmiths Associate Lecturer and MA Photography and Urban Cultures alumni, Laura Cuch is one of the photographers exhibiting at the Festival of Political Photography 2017, in Helsinki. This year’s edition of the festival is titled ‘Post-Food’ and will show a range of visual work that focus on political, social and environmental dimensions of food. The film … More Spiritual Flavours @ Festival of Political Photography, Helsinki 2017.
Franco Rosso director and co-writer of Babylon (1980) passed away on 9th December, 2016 aged 75. The film’s soundtack was written by UK reggae legend Dennis Bovell. On the Sunday the 22nd January, 2017 Dennis will dedicate his entire Dub on Air radio show on Soho Radio as a tribute to Franco. Set in New … More Remembering Babylon and Franco Rosso with Dennis Bovell by Les Back
‘A friend came to see me in a dream. From far away. And I asked him in the dream: “Did you come by photograph or train?”‘ John Berger, The Seventh Man ‘We are all plotted on a continuum stretched between the poles of the “perfect tourist” and the “vagabond beyond remedy” – and our respective … More ‘No Stranger Place’, Radical Hospitality and Cosmopolitan Consciousness: Thinking with Berger and Bauman in Berlin Hauptbahnhof by Emma Jackson
This post is part of an occasional series, which has been produced in response to the PhD study weekend at Cumberland Lodge in June 2016 attended and organised by members of the Sociology PhD cohort at Goldsmiths College, University of London. The theme of the weekend was to explore creative and inventive methods in response … More Tracing Imperial Nostalgia at Cumberland Lodge By Chloe Peacock
To remember John Berger is to read him and let his words echo on unquietly. Like so many people I admired the sensuous nature of his attentiveness to the world, lived-with ideas and remain inspired by his example. In the days following the news of his death there have been many tributes from those who … More Meeting John Berger by Les Back
As part of our series of responses to ‘Brexit’ and the election of President Trump, Phil Thomas offers an allegory from the allotment. I try and make it down to the allotment every weekend from spring until the ground freezes. Sometimes I go and stand there after work besides. I might drive dazedly, park, … More Shrug by Phil Thomas