Introduction For decades, women have been fighting for gender equality. More women nowadays enjoy the right to receive education and gain entry into professions just like the opposite sex. There is no doubt that life chances for working women have improved significantly compared to the previous generations. However, many are still treated unequally today especially
Introduction This project will look at the cultural and spatial landscape of Brixton, examining the footprint of black women and how they have shaped its landscape since the start of mass migration in the 1950’s. For ease of interpretation I will be using the modern definition of ‘black’ (indicating African-Carribean people), as its original use
‘She loved these walks through London…it was a tingle, something electric, something produced as if by the friction of her shoes against the streets.’- The Paying Guests, p36 In 2017, the Tate Britain held an exhibition, entitled ‘Queer British Art’. Whilst this sounded like a fantastic exploration of all forms of queerness, and their relation
This project aims to address how elements of the past have shaped Exmouth Market into a site of consumption from the perspective of a 21st century flâneuse, the female counterpart to the male flâneur. The metaphor of palimpsest resonates not only in the built environment of Exmouth Market that has been erased and repurposed over
Charles Booth’s social survey of London spanned almost two decades and resulted in 17 volumes in the Life and Labour of the People in London, providing an incredibly rich source of knowledge about the city and its inhabitants (Charles Booth’s London). One of the most important products of the survey was the poverty maps of
Introduction Archival research is an essential tool for historical geographers who seek to think and write about places and people that have long since vanished. Effectively removed from their field sites, these academics are faced with the challenge of navigating documents in an effort to source relevant data while remaining extra critical of inherent subjectivity.
Queen Mary’s Doll house, now on display at Windsor Castle, was originally showcased at the Exhibition of Empire of 1924 -25 in Wembley (Bryars and Harper, 2014). The exhibition showcased art and craftsmanship from the colonies and the doll house was one of Britain’s own contributions. In an exhibition that advertised itself as ‘the empire
‘London as body’ “Some people think London is one thing and the underground is another, but in fact the underground is London. It’s the only thing holding it together.” – (Andrew Martin, 2000). The Underground is one of the most valuable, fundamental spaces in London. Just like the veins in our body, without which our
Despite the geography of London being defined by the iconic river running through the heart of the city, I believe, the Thames is often overlooked in cultural and historical significance. It once acted as London’s artery or oesophagus: sustenance entered it; sewage left through it; trade was centred on it; and transport passed along it.