‘Ordinary Streets’ film launch

‘Ordinary Streets’ is a film by Sophie Yetton, based on research led by Suzi Hall at LSE Cities

Film screening and discussion hosted by LSE Cities

Ordinary Streets’ is a short film based on an ethnographic and visual exploration of the spaces, economies and cultures of ‘street’. Through the lens of Rye Lane in Peckham in south London, the film engages with issues of migration, urban multiculture and regeneration.

Myfanwy Taylor from University College London provided a commentary on the film.

‘Ordinary Streets’ is a film by Sophie Yetton, based on research led by Suzi Hall at LSE Cities.

– For further details of the research, please go to the ‘Ordinary Streets’ project site.

– For details about our latest ESRC research across streets in Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Leicester, please go to the ‘Super-diverse Streets’ project site.

To watch the film click here.


    Suzanne Hall

    Suzanne Hall is an urban ethnographer and has practised as an architect in South Africa. Her research and teaching interests focus on everyday formations of global migration in the context of inequality, discrimination and resistance, particularly migrant economies and urban multi-culture. From 1997 to 2003 her practice engaged with the role of design in marginalised and racially segregated areas in Cape Town. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including the 2006 Venice Architectural Biennale, and the 2005 Sao Paulo Biennale of Architecture and Design. She was awarded an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant (2015–2017) for a comparative project on ‘Super-diverse Streets: Economies and spaces of urban migration in UK Cities’, which emerges out of her LSE Cities research project on ‘Ordinary Streets’. She is a recipient of an LSE Teaching Award (2017), the Phillip Leverhulme Prize (2017), the LSE’s Robert McKenzie PhD Prize (2010), and the Rome Scholarship in Architecture (1998–1999). Suzi is author of City, Street and Citizen (2012), and The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City, co-edited with Ricky Burdett (2017).

    Myfanwy Taylor

    PhD candidate at UCL Department of Geography.

    Sophie Yetton

    Sophie Yetton is an architect and artist.