Deptford is Changing
is a collaborative research project that, together with local residents
of Deptford, south-east London, researches and highlights the impact of
austerity politics on working-class residents. It uses a variety of
creative and participatory research methods such as photography,
drawing, building models, writing, workshops and walks, as well as interviews,
focus groups and discussions, to enable different kinds of responses and the participation of a wide
range of people. This project has worked with children, young adults,
adults, elderly persons, homeless people, people with disabilities and
mental health issues, housing campaigners and activists, from a variety
of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
To make the project useful to participants, help campaigns, residents and community groups gain greater visibility for their causes and provide them with a platform to have their voices heard, the material is published on a designated research blog. Click here to visit the blog and read more about the project. To provide a longer-lasting and additional platform for people's voices, the material collected between October 2017 and October 2019 is also being published in book form, which will be available from February 2020. If interested in buying the book, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is part of my AHRC-funded PhD in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London.