The site I have chosen to study is Regent’s Park Estate, a social housing estate in the borough of Camden, with the aim of identifying the palimpsest of housing redevelopment and subsequent protest politics. In order to do this, I will conduct a background review in three sections. Firstly, a brief historical overview the site
The Cenotaph is a war memorial that stands between Trafalgar Square and Westminster. Originally temporary in structure, since 1920 it has been a permanent fixture of the London topography. Located near other imperial structures such as Nelson’s Column and Admiralty Arch, and set locally to the Houses of Parliament, the Cenotaph is itself an imperial
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries urbanism within London and London’s architecture was shaped by the actions of imperialism, with the cultural implications of this still being experienced today (Gilbert and Driver, 2000). Constructed in 1843, Nelson’s column as an artefact reflects the decadence of the British Empire. Today, the column itself and
The ‘Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies’, better known as The East India Company (EIC hereafter), was granted The Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1600 entitling select London business elites the monopoly power to trade with the East (EIC, 2015; Landow, 2013). What ensued was not merely
London as a Palimpsest through ‘urban regeneration’ Discovering using the case of Docklands and Canary Wharf Britain is one of the precursors of industrial revolution and at the same time one of the first countries to urbanize throughout history, encountering earliest urban issues such as ‘deindustrialization’ and urban decay. Since the 1950s, London has explored
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.