Benches for everyone: solitude in public, sociability for free.

Clare Rishbeth

“You can smoke out here, you can shout, and do what you like as no-one is telling you what to do… this is your own little bench… no-one should be able to tell you what to do if you’re sitting on a bench.” Read more…

Landscapes in Transition

Ross Cameron

“The world is ‘changed’. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was, is lost; for none now live who remember it.”

These are the words of the Galadriel, the Elvish Queen in JRR Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’. She is describing the transitions in Middle Earth Read more…

Place, equity and inclusion along an Indian urban river…? ***

Nicola Dempsey

I have recently been doing some research in India with colleague Emily Redmond (link). While our research originally focused on green and open spaces in the city, we were drawn to the river and its place in urban India. Read more…

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