International Urban Photography Summer School

Designed for photographers, artists and researchers whose work address 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 aims to offer participants a wide range of relevant skills resulting in the production … More International Urban Photography Summer School

Engaging in Urban Image-Making – A Symposium

WHAT: one-day symposium entitled Engaging in Urban Image-making WHEN: Friday 28 April 2017, 9:30 – 17:00 WHERE: RHB 137a, Goldsmiths College, University of London COST: Free but booking is essential. To book, email Anita on: so302as@gold.ac.uk Engaging in Urban Image-making is a one-day symposium hosted by the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) at Goldsmiths, … More Engaging in Urban Image-Making – A Symposium

‘Have you tried picking your nose yet?’: On navigating the city with acrylic nails by Louise Rondel

In the 18 months since I’ve started occasionally paying to have a manicure, I find myself constantly checking out other women’s nails: staring enviously at the hands of the receptionist at my doctor surgery, of the young lady who works at the café, of the women in my gym with their highly-polished, beautifully-shaped, chip-free acrylic … More ‘Have you tried picking your nose yet?’: On navigating the city with acrylic nails by Louise Rondel

Why young Londoners are packing their bags for Beijing by Caroline Knowles.

The silent stashing of Mac laptops marks the shift from day to night in bars and cafes across the hipster world: from Dalston (London), to Williamsburg (New York) to Kreuzberg (Berlin), to Fitzroy (Melbourne) to Gulou, and Beijing’s funky hangouts. As twenty-something freelance workers head into the Beijing night they choose between its stripped back … More Why young Londoners are packing their bags for Beijing by Caroline Knowles.

Who are the new Chinese migrants in the UK? By Caroline Knowles

The Chinese are one of the UK’s smallest minorities comprising just 0.72% of the population of England (379,503 people). In population terms, London is the centre of Chinese Britain; official sources suggest a population of 124,250 (1.52% of the population) while estimates including undocumented migrants put more it at more than double, closer to 300,000. … More Who are the new Chinese migrants in the UK? By Caroline Knowles

Seminar – Council Housing Estates in London: From Urban Marginality to State-Led Gentrification by Dr. Paul Watt (Birkbeck)

Date : Wednesday 11th March, Time : 4pm Location : Goldsmiths, University of London,  RHB142 This paper examines how processes of ‘state-led gentrification’ are occurring at London’s council housing estates via area-based regeneration programmes. These estates are currently disappearing from the city’s skyline in the name of regeneration and improving the lives and opportunities of their residents. New mixed-tenure … More Seminar – Council Housing Estates in London: From Urban Marginality to State-Led Gentrification by Dr. Paul Watt (Birkbeck)

The Cereal Killer Cafe – Unboxing a Moral Panic by Alex Rhys Taylor

The arrival of the Cereal Killers cafe on Brick Lane set the world of pop-urbanist critique alight. Both social media and mainstream media (now infamously Channel 4 news) offered their own outraged analysis of young Irishman Gark Keery’s bold entrepreneurial venture. The particularly hot flame in this debate arises from the sheer number of combustibles … More The Cereal Killer Cafe – Unboxing a Moral Panic by Alex Rhys Taylor