Notes on ‘Migrant City’ by Les Back and Shamser Sinha with Charlynne Bryan, Vlad Baraku and Mardoche Yemba by Yasmeen Narayan

This is my response to the talk on ‘Migrant City’ by Les Back at the Department of Psychosocial Studies Research Seminar, Birkbeck on 28 January 2019. The collaborative ethnography ‘Migrant City’ is remarkable in its refusal to separate migration from race, empire and contemporary geopolitics. Back, Sinha, Bryan, Baraku and Yemba produce rich, beautiful and … More Notes on ‘Migrant City’ by Les Back and Shamser Sinha with Charlynne Bryan, Vlad Baraku and Mardoche Yemba by Yasmeen Narayan

Precarity Rebranded: Pop-up Logics for Crisis Times by Ella Harris

This year I’m working in the Sociology Department on an ESRC funded postdoctoral fellowship. The project primarily involves writing a book that draws together my doctoral research on London’s pop-up culture with my postdoctoral research into pop-up and micro housing. The book, which will be published by Zed, argues that pop-up culture has rebranded precarity … More Precarity Rebranded: Pop-up Logics for Crisis Times by Ella Harris

Engaging in Urban Image-making 3 by Anita Stasser

Date : Friday 3rd May 2019 11:00 – 17:00 Room RHB 256 Organised by Anita Strasser and Gill Golding  Hosted and sponsored by CUCR Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/engaging-in-urban-image-making-symposium-tickets-59163881763 Event website: https://engaginginurbanimagemaking.wordpress.com/ After a stimulating series of conversations in 2017 and 2018, Engaging in Urban Image-making, a one-day symposium hosted by the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) at … More Engaging in Urban Image-making 3 by Anita Stasser

Reflections on Fieldwork: Lewisham Way, November 2018 by Gabriel Broadhurst

In the fifth week of the first term of my Masters in Social Research at Goldsmiths University, an MSc taught by Les Back, Fauzia Ahmad and Paul Stoneman, we were sent out onto Lewisham Way to conduct ethnographic fieldwork with a view to generating research questions. These questions would lead to a short research pitch … More Reflections on Fieldwork: Lewisham Way, November 2018 by Gabriel Broadhurst

Discover Lewisham’s history through its Veteran Mulberry trees by Peter Coles

I use London’s old mulberry trees as signposts to a past that has often been buried under cycles of urban and social transformation over the past 400 years. The Morus Londinium project I set up in 2016 with the Conservation Foundation and 2-year Heritage Lottery funding has been documenting, mapping and researching these unique trees. … More Discover Lewisham’s history through its Veteran Mulberry trees by Peter Coles