UCL Department of Geography


Nathaniel Télémaque

Research Title

Everyday Things White City: Generations 88 - 97

More about Nathaniel 


  • 2019 - September 2022: MPhil/PhD in Geography (Practice-Related) University College London September
  • September 2014 - September 2015: MSc Urban Studies, Department of Geography.  Awarded Merit of achievement University College London
  • September 2010 - May 2013: BA in Criminology with Sociology. Awarded 1st Class Honours Middlesex University

Academic Appointments

  • November 2021 – Current Day: Academic Communication Centre University College London – Writing Lab Postgraduate Tutor
  • January 2021 – June 2021: Bartlett School of Architecture University College London – Module Tutor Ma Architecture and Historic Urban Environments
  • October 2018 – March 2019: University of London and The Institute of Historical Research  –  Senate House Library Archival Researcher/Intern: Layers Of London
  • July 2018 – December 2019: University of Southampton/Queen Mary University – Research Assistant “Religion, migration and entrepreneurship: The impact of transnational Pentecostalism on migrant entrepreneurship in the UK"
  • June 2018 – August 2018: City University New York - Research Assistant: “Underneath the Arches: Spaces of Infrastructure and the Post-Industrial Imaginary”
  • November 2014 – November 2016: St Lawrence University of New York’s London (Autumn Programme)  – Ad-hoc Guest Lecturer in Urban Geography and Global Studies

Audio and Visual Works


I have been involved in the following teaching: 

  • Bartlett School of Architecture University College London – Historical/Contemporary Bloomsbury Guided Tour: Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies BSc
  • February 2020/October 2020: Bartlett School of Architecture University College London – 101 Photography Toolkit Studio Based Workshops/Online Workshops, Architectural & Interdisciplinary Studies BSc
  • February 2020 – December 2020: Brent2020 London Borough of Cultures – Workshop Facilitator, Youth Mentor and Photographer
  • January 2019 – March 2019: Layers Of London Historical and Contemporary Bloomsbury Guided Walks Series
  • October 2018 – January 2019: Layers Of London Historical and Contemporary Bloomsbury Guided Walks Series.
  • May 2019: Everyday Things, ­Conference Paper – Anticipating Black Futures Symposium
Research Interests

'Everyday Things’ is a project that visualises the experiences of Black millennials living in White City, Shepherds Bush, West London. The project combines two main methodologies. The first is an archival focused work, aimed at recovering the estate’s former imperial and colonial site, particularly the Great White City Exhibition (1908) but also more recent histories of the estate.

The second is a form of collaborative photographic research undertaken with Black millennials (aged 23 to 32) currently living in White City. Depictions of Black millennial lives are rarely seen in British academic research. Inspired by the work of ‘everyday’ urban essays created by photographers in post-war America and the examinations of British landscapes by Black British photographers, my practice-related research facilitates site-specific dialogues, focused on contemporary and archival visualisations of the site and Black millennial experiences.