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Geography and Environmental Science

Locating urban migration: Street space and economy on Rye Lane Seminar

22 January 2014
Shackleton Building 44, Lecture Theatre B

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Event details

Geography and Environment Seminar

This presentation emerges from an ethnography of the economic and cultural life of Rye Lane, an intensely multi-ethnic street in Peckham, south London. The effects of accelerated migration into London are explored through the reshaping and diversification of its shop, street and city spaces. The ethnographic stretch across intimate, collective and symbolic city spaces serves to connect how the restrictions and circuits of urban migration have different impacts and expressions in these distinctive but interrelated city spaces. The presentation engages within and across a compendium of urban localities, to understand how accelerated migration and urban ‘super-diversity’ transform the contemporary global street.

Suzi Hall is a trained architect and urban ethnographer based at LSE Cities. Her recent book, City, Street and Citizen: The Measure of the Ordinary (Routledge, 2012) received numerous positive reviews from a wide range of sources - see:

Speaker information

Dr Suzanne Hall, LSE. Department of Sociology

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