Monthly Archives: June 2015

LSE Cities researchers took part in LSE Research Festival 2015 event with Harris Academies students

26 June 2015

Back in March, Suzi Hall from LSE Cities visited Harris Academies East Dulwich to deliver a seminar to sixth form students. On 24 June 2015, students from Harris Academies once again took part in an event as part of LSE Research Festival 2015. This time the tables were turned and the students visited LSE campus to get a taste of what LSE research has to offer with a series of workshops with researchers. The goal of the day was to give prospective students a taste of the variety and innovation of research in the social sciences being conducted across the school, as part of the wider LSE Research Festival, which aims to be a public celebration of social science research.

Two LSE Cities researchers took part in the session.

Mona Sloane from the Configuring Light/Staging the Social project conducted a workshop with the students on the ways in which social research into light can be used to impact lighting design.
Harris Academy students_Configuring Light session

Suzi Hall’s presentation in March discussed the socio-economic make-up of Peckham Rye lane, and students had conducted their own research on the area. Their research question, “Should Peckham be re-branded”, was presented to Suzi who provided comments and feedback on their work.
Harris Academy students_Super_diverse Streets

Read the blog piece in full here.

Dame Tessa Jowell, Professor of Practice at LSE Cities, to Chair public lecture with Julia Gillard

22 June 2015

Dame Tessa Jowell will Chair a public lecture with Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia from 2010-13, on ‘Women in Public Life’ on Tuesday 23 June from 6.30 – 8pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

The lecture, organised by the Institute of Public Affairs, is part of the Above the Parapet project, which seeks to capture the experiences of high profile women who have shaped public life.

This event will be webcast live on the LSE website on LSE Live.


Designing the Urban Commons Exhibition featured in The Guardian

15 June 2015

Justin McGuirk discusses the rise in commonly owned spaces in his piece ‘Urban commons have radical potential – it’s not just about community gardens’.

The Designing the Urban Commons Exhibition showcases winning proposals from the ideas competition organised by Theatrum Mundi and runs from Monday 15 June to Monday 13 June in the Atrium Gallery, Old Building, Houghton Street, LSE.

Click here to read the article in full.

Richard Sennett wins the 2015 Hemingway Prize

9 June 2015

Richard Sennett has been awarded the Hemingway Prize, celebrating the “the adventure of thought” of his life-time work. The prize commemorates Ernest Hemingway by recognising writers, thinkers, artists and journalists whose contemporary work captures the spirit and culture of Hemingway’s work as a novelist and journalist. Sennett, who is a Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science and New York University, chairs the advisory board of LSE Cities and is the founder of Theatrum Mundi. The prize will be awarded in Lignano in northen Italy on 20 June 2015.

LSE Cities Double Vision Exhibition featured in the Guardian

3 June 2015

The Exhibition explores the impact of the forced removal of inhabitants from Port Elizabeth’s South End neighbourhood to segregated townships. It is compiled by former South End resident Yusuf Agherdien and curated by Naomi Roux, who is Mellon Research Fellow in Cities and Humanities at LSE Cities for 2014-15.

To see the Guardian piece please click here.
For more information on the Exhibition please see the event website.