Bowling Together: Lessons from the Lanes Part 2 by Emma Jackson

This two part podcast by Emma Jackson introduces some of the key themes from an ethnographic study of a London bowling alley. In the second part of this podcast, Emma explores bowling as a practice of belonging, becoming and performance. We meet some of the groups who use the bowling alley, including the bowling league.    ‘Practices of belonging, practices … More Bowling Together: Lessons from the Lanes Part 2 by Emma Jackson

UrbanPhotoFest – Cartographies

Dates : 10 – 15 November 2017  Locations : Deptford and Tate Britain, Pimlico, London     This year’s UrbanPhotoFest starts with the Urban Photographers Association (UPA) annual artist’s keynote lecture from the internationally acclaimed photographic artist Roger Ballen  at Tate Britain on Friday 10 November, followed by a wine reception and festival launch event. Saturday … More UrbanPhotoFest – Cartographies

Bowling Together: Lessons from the Lanes by Emma Jackson

This two part podcast by Emma Jackson introduces some of the key themes from an ethnographic study of a London bowling alley. In episode one Emma talks about what is revealed about the social life of the city through turning the lens onto a busy London bowling alley. Written and presented by Emma Jackson with extra voices … More Bowling Together: Lessons from the Lanes by Emma Jackson

A Neighbour’s Event by Anita Strasser

A Neighbours’ Event: Building Community Through Socially-Engaged Photography An exhibition of work by Anita Strasser Dates : 1st November 2017 – 31st January 2018 Location : Conway Hall, 25, Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL   Gallery opening hours, Mon-Sun, 9am – 10pm (some work is in the library which is only open on Tuesday – Thursday … More A Neighbour’s Event by Anita Strasser

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