In 2007, ‘Clean City’ was enacted in São Paulo. The radical legislation banned advertising, regulated the size of commercial signage and removed the graffiti from the city’s urban space as a way to fight visual pollution. However, no definition for visual pollution was included in the law, and no research has been conducted on its … More ‘Clean City’: The fight against Visual Pollution in São Paulo.
I’ve spent time looking at the photograph of this fridge. If it looks a little too ordered and tidy that could be because you’re peering into a laboratory of British sanctuary. The fridge is a part of a network of households that are offering a temporary home to destitute migrants, asylum seekers and refugees who have … More Love in a cold climate: the contested fridge by Yasmin Gunaratnam
Shuttled back along the Old Kent Road it becomes a tree lined boulevard. The Heygate has gone. I am immersed in a holographic world, in a zone that is now ‘South Central’, ‘Mid Town’, West End and City. ‘Radical routes focus on the area’, the Elephant is the missing link. ‘Young professionals’ sit outside gently … More The Performativity of Regeneration Hoardings* by Louise Rondel
Blog Number 1: – The View From Afar by Sarah Walker, Laura Henneke, Vanessa Hughes, Chloe Peacock, Peter Rees, Ignacio Rivera, and Kaoru Takahashi The PhD Migration reading group is an interdisciplinary and international student-led space for PhD students working on migration at Goldsmiths. This was our first conference …. And this is our … More A conversation on Connecting Racism and Migration – A PhD Migration Reading Group conference
Date : Monday 20th November Time : 6-7pm Location : RHB 140, Goldsmiths, University of London Presented by Professor Valter Silverio NEAB/UFSCar – Center for Afro-Brazilian Studies, Federal university of São Carlos/Brazil. This work-in-progress paper will discuss some of the findings of the research project, “The Construction of Black Transnationalism in the Twentieth Century and … More The Construction of Brazilian Black Transnationalism in the 21th century: between diversity and difference by Valter Silverio
Latin America presents very high levels of both criminal and State violence; it’s a region that is home to countries with the highest rate of violent crimes and homicides in the world. These countries are part of a drug trafficking transnational route. Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and those in Central America in particular, have alarming rates … More Tackling Violence in Latin America by Angelo Martins Junior
Litter is volatile matter. Not only in the sense described by Jane Bennett as Vibrant Matter (2003). But also, politically. It comes with racial undertones. Litter is also a depressing symptom of the neglect of the city; of streets and parks. My friend and colleague Yasmin Gunuratnam referred to a piece of writing I compiled … More Walking through Litter by Nirmal Puwar