Imperial traces, global places: On mapping a sense of place by Louise Rondel

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 Imperial traces, global places: On mapping a sense of place by Louise Rondel

Brexit and Trump: The Spatial Stories. By Alex Rhys-Taylor

Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing a series of city-focussed responses to both the Referendum on European Union membership, and the election of Donald Trump. The recent election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States cannot help but be interpreted alongside the British vote to leave the European Union. Both … More Brexit and Trump: The Spatial Stories. By Alex Rhys-Taylor

Beyond Good and Bad practice: Collaboration, Creativity and the Value of Failure

Seminar by : Nirmal Puwar and Alison Rooke  Date : 16th November Time : 11am -4pm Location : RHB 304, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, SE14 6NW The terms participation, collaboration and co-production are becoming ubiquitous in academic institutions. A range of actors in the higher educational sector are taking an increased interest in working with others. The … More Beyond Good and Bad practice: Collaboration, Creativity and the Value of Failure

UrbanPhotoFest 2016: Programme of Events

Festival dates: 3 – 8 November 2016 The organisers of the 2016 International UrbanPhotoFest (UPF) are delighted to announce an exciting schedule of events for this year’s festival run over six days.  UrbanPhotoFest will appeal to photographers, artists, film-makers, and those interested in urban theory and research, and includes a two-day conference, a master-class with Mango Lab, Seminars with London … More UrbanPhotoFest 2016: Programme of Events

Remembering the ‘Battle of Lewisham’ 40 years on… by Michael Danby

Almost forty years ago the streets surrounding Goldsmiths witnessed ‘the Battle of Lewisham’, one of the most important events in the history of race relations in the UK. On August 13th 1977 the fascist National Front (NF) had planned a national demonstration to march through the streets of Lewisham. This was a deliberately provocative act … More Remembering the ‘Battle of Lewisham’ 40 years on… by Michael Danby

Rethinking Life at the Margins

Book launch at Goldsmiths, University of London Venue : Ben Pimlott Building’s lecture theatre Date : Friday the 14th of October 2016 Time : 4 – 5.30 PM   Social sciences are inherently fascinated by difference. Often departing from relatively central positions, geographers, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and others are attracted by the margins as … More Rethinking Life at the Margins