Monthly Archives: January 2014

Suzi Hall presentation on Rye Lane in Peckham, at Southampton University

21 January 2014

On 22 January 2014, Suzi Hall presented to Southampton University’s Geography and Environment department. Suzi’s research emerges from an ethnography of the economic and cultural life of Rye Lane, an intensely multi-ethnic street in Peckham, south London. The effects of accelerated migration into London are explored through the reshaping and diversification of its shop, street and city spaces.

For full details about the presentation, click here.

LSE Cities’ Fran Tonkiss publishes new book ‘Cities by Design: The Social Life of Urban Form’

16 January 2014

Fran Tonkiss, Academic Director of the Cities Programme, publishes new book ‘Cities by Design: The Social Life of Urban Form’ (Polity, December 2013). Examining who makes our cities, and what part do everyday users have in the design of cities, Tonkiss shows that city-making is a social process and examines the close relationship between the social and physical shaping of urban environments.

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Now open: The Mellon Fellowship Programme at LSE in Cities and the Humanities

14 January 2014

With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the London School of Economics is looking to appoint a Mellon Fellow as part of its innovative four-year programme that engages the humanities with the social and spatial dynamics of cities. We are seeking dynamic and engaged scholars and practitioners who are currently developing their careers in the arts, culture, literature, philosophy or other related humanities disciplines to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of LSE Cities, an international research centre that explores the interactions between space and society.

We are now inviting applications for the fellowship in 2014/15.

For full details, click here.

Adam Greenfield joins LSE Cities as Senior Urban Fellow

10 January 2014

LSE Cities is delighted to welcome Adam Greenfield as Senior Urban Fellow at the centre. Adam will be concentrating his research on the interaction of networked information technology with urban experience, and particularly on the implications of emergent technologies for the construction of public space and the right to the city. Adam will be based at LSE Cities from January – September 2014.