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Foster, J. 1999: Docklands: cultures in conflict, worlds in collision. London: UCL Press. Glancey, J. 2001: London: Bread and Circuses. London: Verso Schwarz, B. 1991: Where horses shit a hundred sparrows feed: Docklands and East London during the Thatcher years. In Corner, J. and Harvey, S. (eds.), Enterprise and Heritage. London: Routledge, 76-92. Sinclair, I. 2008: The Olympics Scam. London Review of Books, 19th June http://www.lrb.co.uk/v30/n12/sinc01_.html Whitelegg, D. 2002: From market stalls to Restaurant Row: the recent transformation of Exmouth Market. London Journal 27 (2), 78-93. Zukin, S. 1996: Space and symbols in an age of decline. In King, A. (ed.), Re-presenting the city. New York: New York University Press, 43-59.

Topic 12: London’s New Creative Quarters

Field Visit to Hoxton and Shoreditch

Meeting point: Old Street Station (Zone 1)

This field trip will explore the social and political role for art and artists in the dramatic transformation and rebranding of Hoxton and Shoreditch over the last twenty years. Until the mid-1990s, the area was a down-at-heel industrial district with a reputation for violence and criminality. Now it is arguably the trendiest part of London with a major cluster of art galleries, design and new media companies, and nightlife venues.

The trip will include visits to the Victorian music hall theatre, Hoxton Hall, and Circus Space, sited in a previously derelict electricity generating station.



Further Reading:

Dexter, E. 2001: Picturing the city: London 1990-2001. In Blazwick, I. (ed.), 72-93. Dickens, L. 2008: ‘Finders Keepers’: performing the street, the gallery and the spaces in- between. Liminalities 4 (1), 1-30. Foord, J. 1999: Creative Hackney: reflections on 'Hidden Art'. Rising East 3(2). Ford, S. and Davies, A. 1998: Art capital. Art Monthly 213, February, 2-4. GLA, 2003a: London: cultural capital, the mayor’s draft culture strategy. London: Greater London Authority. Green, N. 1999: Artists in the East End 1968-1980. Rising East 3(2). Landry, C. and Bianchini, F. 1995: The creative city. London: Demos. Leslie, E. 2001: Tate Modern: a year of sweet success. Radical Philosophy 109, 2-6. Massey, D. 2000: Bankside: international local. In Blazwick, I. and Wilson, S. Tate Modern: the handbook. London: Tate Publishing, 24-27. McGuire, S. and Elliott, M. 1996: London reigns. Newsweek, November 4th Rycroft, S. 2002: The geographies of Swinging London. Journal of Historical Geography 28 (4), 566-588. Scott, A. 2000: The cultural economy of cities: essays on the geography of image-producing industries. London: Sage. Wedd, K., Peltz, L. and Ross, C. 2001: Artists’ London: Holbein to Hirst. London: Merrell. While, A. 2003: Locating art worlds: London and the making of Young British art. Area 35 (3), 251-263. Wollen, P. 1997: Thatcher’s artists. London Review of Books 30th October, 7-9. Wu, C-T. 2002: Privatising culture: corporate art intervention since the 1980s. London: Verso.

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