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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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.
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
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 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