The Cruel Dream of Dreamfields Academy by Les Back

Review of  Factories for Learning: Making Race, Class and Inequality in the Neoliberal Academy, Manchester University Press, 2017 by Christy Kulz “You can’t talk about schools without talking about cities,” James Baldwin once commented, “and the cities are in the hands of the financiers, the cities are in the hands of pirates, thugs and our children … More The Cruel Dream of Dreamfields Academy by Les Back

Colours of Memory

  In the early hours of Sunday 18 January 1981 a fire broke out on 439 New Cross Road, killing 13 young black Londoners as they were celebrating Yvonne Ruddock’s – one of the victims – birthday. One survivor died nearly two years later, bringing the official death count to 14. Concerns about racism had … More Colours of Memory

Le retour à la France profonde? Shifting vantage points by Michaela Benson

 July 2017 In the weeks and months following Britain’s referendum on their future membership of the European Union, and the slow move towards Brexit, I started to question what this might mean for the diverse British populations who have made other European towns, cities and villages their homes—including those Britons living in the Lot whose … More Le retour à la France profonde? Shifting vantage points by Michaela Benson

Le retour à la France profonde? Shifting scales and scapes by Michaela Benson

In the weeks and months following Britain’s referendum on their future membership of the European Union, and the slow move towards Brexit, I started to question what this might mean for the diverse British populations who have made other European towns, cities and villages their homes—including those Britons living in the Lot that I had … More Le retour à la France profonde? Shifting scales and scapes by Michaela Benson

“Cartographies” by Peter Coles

A second urban photography workshop in Paris In May 2017 the University of London in Paris (ULIP) hosted a second joint annual urban studies workshop, organised by Peter Coles and Paul Halliday (Goldsmiths and UPA), Anna-Louise Milne, Director of Graduate Studies (ULIP), Carolina Sanchez Boe (University of Aalborg and Sorbonne) and Anne Zeitz (University of … More “Cartographies” by Peter Coles

Engaging in Urban Image-making by Anita Strasser and Gill Golding

© 2017 Anita Strasser ‘Engaging in Urban Image-making’ was a one-day symposium hosted by the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) at Goldsmiths, in April 2017. It was organised by Anita Strasser (PhD candidate Visual Sociology) and Gill Golding (Board member of the International Visual Sociology Association) and generously supported by Graduate School Fund, … More Engaging in Urban Image-making by Anita Strasser and Gill Golding

Urban Water Cultures Launch at CUCR on June 15th.

Please join us on June 15th, at the Laurie Grove Baths for an evening dedicated to the slippery inheritances of this historic building. This event marks the launch of Urban Water Cultures – a series of collaborative public work, organised and supported by Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths on the urban sociology of … More Urban Water Cultures Launch at CUCR on June 15th.