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Dispersal: picturing urban change in east London

Davies, Marion, Davis, Juliet ORCID: and Rapp, Debra 2017. Dispersal: picturing urban change in east London. Swindon: Historic England Publishing.

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This book in concerned with the themes of representation and visibility in the contexts of planning and urban design for regeneration. It begins with a set of photographs documenting the spaces and people of industries occupying today’s 2012 Olympic site in East London at the time of its Compulsory Purchase in 2007. These pictures of a vanished place form the basis for re-exploring the area’s long underrepresented industrial and development history as a marginal place urbanising at London’s periphery from the nineteenth century. As the photos draw attention to the social life of a so-called industrial ‘wasteland’, they are also used to prompt questioning of where the industries went and how they fared following dispersal. This is addressed through a follow-up study involving photography, interviews and spatial analysis. It points to the on-going marginalisation and gradual disappearance of industry in the contexts of strategic planning and physical regeneration in East London.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Historic England Publishing
ISBN: 9781848023536
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 November 2017
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 09:46

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