Postcard from the Field by Michaela Benson


‘For me, this image captures the old and the new of Toulouse. The old city built in the pink brick that gives it the name ‘La Ville Rose’, and the condensation trails of aircraft a symbol of Toulouse’s position at the centre of Europe’s aerospace industry. And it is the latter that is responsible for Toulouse’s contemporary urban development and the highest population growth in France, with people attracted to highly skilled jobs.’

Dr Michaela Benson is Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Brexit Brits Abroad is a research project examining experiences of Britons in other EU member states, living through Brexit.

3 thoughts on “Postcard from the Field by Michaela Benson

  1. Reblogged this on Brexpats and commented:
    Just a quick repost of the short audio clip I recorded for my research centre, the Centre for Urban and Community Research. In the clip, I speak from Toulouse, reflecting on how moving the research to the city changed my understanding of the lives led by UK citizens living in France and Brexit.

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