The Underground as Body

‘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

The Seven Dials

Seeing London as a metaphorical body is one way in which we can analyse change over time in the city. Cultural geographers can use a body as a metaphor in a number of ways. Seeing London as a body gives us a way in which to see all of it’s processes and parts as connected,

Loft Living in King’s Cross

From Warehouses of Physical Capital to Warehouse of Knowledge Capital This palimpsest project will focus on the cultural, macroeconomic and planning changes in London which led to the obsolescence of manufacturing warehouses along the canals near Kings Cross, and their subsequent land use changes. Whilst they were previously sites of production for British manufacturing they