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