anita strasser


Deptford is Changing is a collaborative research project that, together with local residents of Deptford, south-east London, researches and highlights the impact of gentrification and 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 was 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 has been published in book form (see above for free online reading). The book is available for purchase in The Word bookshop in New Cross, London. You can also contact me directly at: anitastrasser@gmail.com

This project is part of my AHRC-funded PhD in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London.