Horrid Covid! online zine invited me to do a conversation with the curator, Helen Kaplinsky, for their issue 4, ‘Parks’. Listen to 30 mins of us talking about parks, privatisation, public space and protest.
We cover discussion of the origins of parks and ’emparkment’, access to public space, pandemics and legislation, and the development of protest from the local to the global.
a historiography episode of my podcast, this time about recent and older writing about the Victorian city, policing and ‘nuisances’
I’m experimenting with podcasting my developing ideas for the book. Here’s episode 3: legislation, which covers a parliamentary debate in 1872, and the legal concept of jus spatiandi.
episode 1 on the concept of property and the law:
episode 1b on who are the public in public space?
episode 2 on the coming of war and its potential impact on access to public space:
episode 4 on ‘air and exercise’ definitions in the legislation: