Regent’s Park Estate

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: Imperial Artefact

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

Nelson’s Column: Imperial Artefact

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 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.