Community Responses to Infrastructure Projects in Notting Dale

The history of Notting Dale has been characterised by multiple large-scale infrastructure projects. Each development has inflicted acute destruction of physical space and necessitated a renegotiation of everyday life; but has also led to the creation of new communities and places, and generated senses of community through opposition to state neglect. This project therefore seeks

Using Palimpsest to Understand the City’s Cultural Re-appropriation of Graffiti and Street Art and the Impact it has on its Representational and Socio- Political Function

Abstract Having worked for renowned street artist Banksy’s press relations team for the past few summers, including throughout his critically-acclaimed exhibition ‘Dismaland’ in Weston- Super-Mare in 2015, I have been conditioned to celebrate street-art; appraising its satirical socio-political commentary and commending the voice it gives the minority. However, living in Shoreditch for the past two

Being a Cockney

This research project aims to consider whether culture coupled with cultural production are results of the Palimpsestuous layering of a range of different factors including immigration and cultural consumption to break down the identity of the East Enders, both past and contemporary. The East End is the area on which I will base my exploration

Battersea Power Station: A Site of Power and Regeneration

Occupying popular imaginaries for several decades, Battersea Power Station (BPS) has been explored from a historical perspective (Heathorn, 2013; Garner, 2008), and from the present through the ‘sublime’ (Koefoed, 2011). Instead of considering BPS across three periods – operation, abandonment, redevelopment – with bounded identities, this paper seeks to study the connections between various representations

Brick Lane: Racialisation of Space

Project Identification: Brick Lane, formally Whitechapel Lane before the 15th century, is situated in the East End of London between Bethnal Green and Whitechapel. Now seen as the ‘curry capital’ of London, Brick Lane is associated with a rich heritage of immigrant workers bringing with them their skills, trades and foods. Notable influxes of migrant