This list is being added to all the time. If you wish to add your, or a relevant link here please tweet me @beamoyes. Useful links for East London History A Hackney Autobiography – recording and remembering the history of Centerprise. Acme Studios Barking and District Historical Society Bishopsgate Institute Archives Bow Arts Trust Brick Lane… Continue reading Information Links for East London History
As part of the archive research and interviews I've been working on for On-the-Record's oral history project, 'A Hackney Autobiography', I've come across this fantastic short independent film 'Somewhere in Hackney', made by Ron Orders in 1980. The film is available free from the BFI website here. It features many of the key workers at… Continue reading ‘Somewhere in Hackney’ (1980)
You can find a link here to purchase the Goldsmith's journal, NYX Nocturnal, Issue #9 'Vermin', which has one of my articles. If you wish to take a look, go to this link.
The Birth of Architectural Salvage in 1977: The sometimes savage salvage of architectural features, monuments and materials has a long history. From nomadic architectures, to ancient ruins, and recent revivals such as Classicism with architects such as Sir John Soane’s own eclectic collections. However, as it is understood today, the terminology of architectural salvage can… Continue reading The Birth of Architectural Salvage
This article was published by 3:AM magazine in October 2014, and is republished with kind permission from 3:AM. ______________________________________________________ ‘Our contemporary stripped-pine pioneers have recreated a pattern of street life that originally belonged to the old working-class East End […] Their crescents and squares are turning into one-class communities of neighbours […] The easiest… Continue reading The Artist Pioneer
In May this year, I worked alongside Sami Jalili of Eros Press, and the artist Sharon Kivland, to film an evening of performances at Senate House Library, entitled 'Their Eyes Travel Across the Page, and Their Hearts Search Out Meaning'. This is republished with many thanks to Eros Press, and to the film's editor Sally… Continue reading Their Eyes Travel Across The Page…
Here is a short article published in two parts by The Society Pages (September, 2014):Part I“For better or worse, [the city] invites you to remake it, to consolidate it into a shape you can live in.”In his novel Soft City, written in 1974, Jonathan Raban eloquently drew out a vision of London as a fluid city.… Continue reading The Necessity of Disorder in a Soft City: De Certeau vs Foucault
A bestseller in France since its publication in 2009, Frédéric Gros’, A Philosophy of Walking has recently been released as an English translation by Verso, billed as an “insightful manifesto” on walking. The book charts Gros’ reflections on walking, but also considers walking as a practice in the lives of great thinkers such as Nietzsche,… Continue reading Review: A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros