rhododendrons
BBC Radio 4 Analysis, ‘what’s the point of street protest?’
East London primary sources
The Cuckoo Cage at Womad 2022
MERL OSS lantern slide exhibition now online
Frow lecture at the WCML: trespass and enclosure
Histories of privacy
Pavements bibliography
review of Stevenage for Tribune
new: Dan Snow’s HistoryHit podcast on ‘enclosures’
2018
Sep
5

new commentaries on the decline of public space

Kennington Common

There seems to be a glut of commentary on the decline or privatisation of public space at the moment. In particular, there’s been lots of publicity around geographer Andrew Smith’s research on councils hiring out their parks for events: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/aug/31/londons-parks-accused-of-creeping-privatisation-of-public-spaces https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/01/uk-parks-protection-organised-fun-councils-peace [his

2018
Jun
24

continuities of ‘social crime’ protest about land use

James Greenhalgh’s book, Reconstructing Modernity: space, power and governance in mid-twentieth century British cities (Manchester UP, 2017) is a thought-provoking account of the development of postwar planning, especially in Manchester and Hull. His main point concerns the continuities between planning in the