International Urban Photography Summer School

Dates : 13 – 25 August 2018 Location : Goldsmiths, University of London http://iupss.com/ Designed for photographers, artists and researchers whose work addresses notions of urban space and culture, the international Urban Photography Summer School provides a highly intensive two-week practical and theoretical training in key aspects of urban visual practice and research. The course … More International Urban Photography Summer School

Whose library? Our library! by Katherine Robinson

This photo was taken at a recent protest outside the Carnegie Library in Herne Hill, south London.  The protest was organised by Defend the Ten, a campaign fighting library cutbacks and closures in Lambeth’s ten public libraries, to mark two years since the closure of the Carnegie, a month before the local elections on 3rdMay … More Whose library? Our library! by Katherine Robinson

Engaging in Urban Image-making by Anita Strasser

One Day Symposium Date :  Friday 27th April 2018  Time : 11:00-17:00 Location : Richard Hoggart Building, Room 137a, Goldsmiths, University of London   After a stimulating series of conversations in 2017, Engaging in Urban Image-making, a one-day symposium hosted by the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) at Goldsmiths, continues the dialogue about how we engage … More Engaging in Urban Image-making by Anita Strasser

Cities of Light – Paris / Urban Photographers’ Association / May 2018

‘Cities of Light – Paris’ is a one-day symposium at the University of Paris V (Sorbonne), followed by two days of guided walks and workshops in Paris (4-6 May 2018). This is the first of a series of ‘Cities of Light’ symposia being organised by the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA) in different European cities in 2018, in … More Cities of Light – Paris / Urban Photographers’ Association / May 2018

Street Sounds or an Ear to the Street by Peter Dobbs

On the Masters in Social Research I am undertaking at Goldsmiths, University of London we were tasked with studying ‘street life’ and conducting ethnographic fieldwork on Lewisham Way, a busy traffic thoroughfare running between New Cross and Lewisham Gateway. Initially, the plan was to observe the comings and goings of those engaging with the public … More Street Sounds or an Ear to the Street by Peter Dobbs

An Alternative Valentines Day – Being Muslim and Single in the City by Fauzia Ahmad

In the run up to Valentine’s Day I was asked to talk on the rather unromantic topic of ‘the challenges to Muslim marriage’ at the City Circle’s annual Valentine’s Day talk. The event – aimed at mostly second and third generation Muslim single men and women – explored the challenges of ‘halal dating’ and getting … More An Alternative Valentines Day – Being Muslim and Single in the City by Fauzia Ahmad

How Do Children See the Regeneration of Deptford? by Anita Strasser

I recently did a workshop with Deptford kids to see how they understand the changes happening in the area. They all commented on the huge amount of flats being built and that there aren’t enough schools and surgeries for all these new people coming in. In their view, there are too many flats; flats that … More How Do Children See the Regeneration of Deptford? by Anita Strasser