Articles

Polish Migrants in London

Introduction The construct of the contemporary city can be perceived as a palimpsest; like a parchment, it is a site where intricate inscriptions are written, erased and re-written. While some inscriptions fade, new ones emerge, and through ‘a process of layering- of erasure and superimposition’ (Dillon 2007: 12), a thick fusion of complex strata that

The Royal London Hospital

I always bring my books to hospital appointments. Or my readings. The words are meant to distract from the bright white paint, the arguments at the reception desk, the rattling wheelchairs, the supportive relatives; but they rarely work. Instead, I sit and watch people experiencing the same building, rooms and walls in completely different ways.

[Virtual] Reality as Palimpsest

Introduction This project is the result of reflections I have made over the course of the last four months, working as a bicycle courier for the restaurant delivery company Deliveroo. The focus is in the broadest sense an interrogation of how technology mediates, and is imbricated in our experience of space. Specifically through my experiences

Lamb’s Conduit Street

The Great Wen’s Antidote: The Value of Informal, Local Governance in London, and Why Lamb’s Conduit Street is Streets Ahead of the Capital A ‘Sportsperson’s Drinking Guide’ written for The Beaver forty years ago recommended LSE students visit Lambs Conduit Street for its pubs; the Rising Sun ‘is right outside Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital

Herne Hill Velodrome

Herne Hill is one of the most significant sites for the history of British Cycling. A feature in two Olympic games, and host of many world and national champions, the track is imbued with the memories of the past cycling glories. Despite the remnants of phantasmagoria among those who know of the track’s history, the