Goddard’s Pie & Mash shop has closed after 128 years in Deptford by Anita Strasser

Here is another story from Anita’s PhD which looks at the regeneration of Deptford. This time it concerns A. J. Goddard, a pie & mash shop with a history of 128 years in Deptford. The closure is due to the increased need for maintenance work which Goddard’s cannot afford while receiving a decreasing number of customers. As a result, … More Goddard’s Pie & Mash shop has closed after 128 years in Deptford by Anita Strasser

The Reggae Map of New Cross by Les Back and William ‘Lez’ Henry

In preparation for the Bass Culture 70/50 event held at Goldsmiths on 29th May 2018 we wanted to try and find a way to bring together for visitors the rich history of reggae in South East London.   This history circulates within the local community in ways that are often not documented or passed between local … More The Reggae Map of New Cross by Les Back and William ‘Lez’ Henry

A Walk in Mayfair on a Saturday in March by Eleanor Smith-Hahn

I come out of Green Park tube station into the fleeting city. In the maelstrom of bodies on the dark pavement I move down Piccadilly. In the flow of people I am isolated. Walter Benjamin (1939) writes: ‘fear, revulsion and horror were the emotions which the big city crowd aroused in those who first observed … More A Walk in Mayfair on a Saturday in March by Eleanor Smith-Hahn

“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