“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

Infrastructural Explorations By Louise Rondel and Laura Henneke

(photo credit Emma Jackson)   Over summer 2018 we have been curating monthly Infrastructural Explorations designed to think about the impacts of infrastructure on the urban landscape as simultaneously, city life impacts on infrastructure.  The aim of these Explorations is to consider the largely invisible (albeit visible to those who work on or live near … More Infrastructural Explorations By Louise Rondel and Laura Henneke

Book Review : Migrant City by Les Back & Shamser Sinha written with Charlynne Bryan, Vlad Baraku and Mardouche Yemba

Migrant City is, at heart, a book of stories written and illustrated with young migrants about their relation to the city they live in, and expertly rooted in contemporary scholarly and political debates. The combined authorial team of participants and researchers enables a ‘sociable method’ that skillfully and critically explores the journeys migrants make and their lives … More Book Review : Migrant City by Les Back & Shamser Sinha written with Charlynne Bryan, Vlad Baraku and Mardouche Yemba

Welcome to the Fake: Photography and the Politics of Authenticity

Venue : The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Date : 14 July 2018 Information and Tickets: What are the relationships between urban photography and the politics of ‘the fake?’ In a time of shifting ocular, social and spatial perspectives what constitutes ‘the real?’ Photography has for some time struggled with core questions around how the world of … More Welcome to the Fake: Photography and the Politics of Authenticity

Engaging in Urban Image-making 2 by Anita Strasser

 Following last year’s success of Engaging in Urban Image-making, we organised another event this year to continue the dialogue about image making practices.  Once again we were hosted and generously funded by the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) which enabled us to provide lunch for our speakers and volunteers, and free entry, tea/coffee and … More Engaging in Urban Image-making 2 by Anita Strasser

Putting the Body in Place by Fiona Peters

Book Launch Date: Thursday 7thJune 2018 Time 6-8pm Location : Deptford Town Hall, Council Chambers, New Cross Road, London SE14 6AF RSVP : drfionapeters@gmail.com  Goldsmiths College is an ideal geographical location for researchers to study the nuances of life found in the alleys and estates behind the artery of the A2. The abundance and diversity … More Putting the Body in Place by Fiona Peters

Thinking through Infrastructure by Christian Von Wissel

On February 20th the British Academy invited to the conference “Big Cities – Small Changes. Thinking Creatively Through Urban Infrastructure” as the launch event of its “Cities and Infrastructure“ research programme. Convened by Caroline Knowles and featuring former and current members of CUCR, the day was an inspiring occasion for putting in practice the conference’s … More Thinking through Infrastructure by Christian Von Wissel