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Geographies of culture and inequality in contemporary London

This presentation and seminar will explore how London has come to be recognised as one of the coolest cities in the world today ­– and why this is a problem. We will investigate how London’s cultural landscapes have changed since the recession of the early 1990s with the growth of creative industries, the emergence of new cultural quarters, and new forms of property development and urban branding. We will examine how this cultural reshaping of the city has had clear winners and losers, with certain types of creativity valued, and new disparities in access to employment and housing. In response, we will consider alternative ways of imagining, planning and celebrating London through more diverse, critical and vernacular cultural geographies and creative practices.