Place-based Research

MSc City Design and Social Science 2013-14 Studio, LSE Cities Sep 2013 — May 2014

Resourceful City: An Exploration from Elephant and Castle to St George’s Circus

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Our studio exploration in 2013-14 was based between the Elephant & Castle and St. George’s Circus in south London. Within this historic stretch are a host of territories and interests, including a recently vacated and demolished, large-scale social housing estate called the Heygate Estate, the London College of Communication and London South Bank University, [...]

Heygate Estate Resident Displacement Maps

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Heygate Estate Leaseholder Displacement Map. Two maps showing the tenant and the leaseholder displacement from Heygate Estate from 2010 - 2013. Tangents connect residents former address SE17 to their new place of domicile. These maps have been used as key evidence across many media and comment outlets to demonstrate the reality facing residents relocating far from their [...]

Elephant and Castle; Towards A London Edible Landscape


Photo credits: Jamie Barra. As appeared in Urban Agriculture Magazine, London, #22, pages 37-38. Many urban agriculture and food-growing projects are currently being adopted by government and regional organisations within the UK, which seek to reconnect people to a sense of place through food-growing. However, authorities seem to have no clear and [...]

Home From Home

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Home From Home Main Navigation Home Page. Image credit: the People's Bureau. Documenting lives through the Regeneration in Elephant & Castle. Maybe it isn’t surprising that a place called Elephant and Castle should be dominated by large spaces: the shopping centre, the Heygate estate, the two roundabouts; and a regeneration scheme hailed [...]


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Cover, Untitled (Experience of Place), edited by Gregor Neuerer, published by Koenig Books, London. The piece first appeared in 1995 in the first outing of the journal Inventory, published by the collective by the same name comprising of members across the arts. Alongside written form, the group produced performance in open spaces, fly-posting and place-based research [...]