UCL Urban Laboratory
University College London’s transdisciplinary university-wide laboratory for research, teaching and public engagement on cities and urbanisation.
Dr Ben Campkin and Laura Marshall are conducting the research for UCL Urban Laboratory. You can contact them at urbanlaboratory[at]ucl.ac.uk
Queer Spaces Network
A network supporting queer space in London. You can contact them at tim[at]razecollective.com
Charitable organisation supporting queer performance in the UK. You can contact them at tim[at]razecollective.com
Home of the LGBTQ research network at UCL, University College London.
The following selection of literature gives context to the background and rationale behind this research.
Claudia Astorino. 23 September 2013. Brought to you by the Letter I: Why Intersex Politics Matters to LGBT Activism. Autostraddle
Mark Brown. 9 September 2015. London gay pub the Royal Vauxhall Tavern is given Grade II listing. The Guardian
Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith. 14 April 2015. London’s historic gay pub The Black Cap in Camden closed by owners a week after being awarded ‘asset of community value’ status. The Independent
Daniel Fulvio & Martin Moriarty. 17 August 2016. Outside, looking in, Inky Cloak
Chris Godfrey. 30 November 2015. The Future of London’s Queer Scene, Vice.com
Chris Godfrey. 2 May 2015. The Queer Pushback Begins As Gay London Gets Wiped Out, The Daily Beast
Hackney Citizen. 16 January 2015. Hope for The Joiners Arms as campaigners win protective status. Hackney Citizen
Christobel Hastings. 27 August 2016. Remember ing the 1980s UK Lesbian and Gay Center that died too soon. Vice
Nick Levine. 6 June 2016. Meet The Stars Of The UK Drag King Scene, REFINERY 29
Eleanor Margolis. 11 March 2015. Closing time: the loss of iconic gay venues is a nasty side-effect of London’s sanitisation. The New Statesman
Alice Nicolov, July 2016, Who’s throwing SE London’s most fun, inclusive raves? Dazed
Shehzad Raj, 18 February 2015, London’s LGBT And Alternative Scenes Are Fighting Gentrification, Londonist
Scottee, 1 May 2015, the increasing commercialisation of queer america, i-D
Rohan Silva, 23 May 2016, We must keep London weird to attract the brightest and the best, Evening Standard
SIREN, 18 August 2016, The DJ collectives making partying political, Dazed
Chardine Taylor-Stone, 2016, Stop Rainbow Racism Campaign
The Gay UK. 05 November 2015. Gay Bars That Have Closed In London Since The Turn Of The Century. The Gay UK
Ben Walters. 4 February 2015. Closing time for gay pubs – a new victim of London’s soaring property prices. The Guardian
Ben Walters, 4 May 2016, What are queer spaces of anyway? Not Television
Esther Webber, 29 August 2015, Why are London’s gay bars disappearing? BBC News
Academic literature (note: journal articles are only available with a subscription)
Johan Andersson. 2009. East End Localism and Urban Decay: Shoreditch’s Re-Emerging Gay Scene, London Journal, 34 ( 1) 55-71
David Bell & Jon Binnie. 2004. Authenticating Queer Space: Citizenship, Urbanism and Governance. Urban Studies, 41, 1807–1820.
Ben Campkin. 2013. Remaking London: Decline and Regeneration in Urban Culture, London, I.B. Tauris.
Petra L, Doan & Harrison Higgins. 2011. The Demise of Queer Space? Resurgent Gentrification and the Assimilation of LGBT Neighborhoods. Journal of Planning Education and Research, March 2011 vol. 31 no. 1 6-25
Hoefinger, Heidi (2015) ‘It’s All Ours’ – Race, Space and Place in the LGBTQ British-‘Asian’ Dance Club Scene in London. Book chapter in Post-Migrant Socialities: Ethnic Club Cultures in Urban Europe, Kira Kosnick (ed.), Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
Ben Campkin, David Roberts, Rebecca Ross eds, 2013. Regeneration Realities, Urban Pamphleteer #2,UCL Urban Laboratory: London
Andrew Harris and Louis Moreno, 2011, Creative City Limits: Urban Cultural Economy in a New Era of Austerity, UCL Urban Laboratory and AHRC: London
The London Plan, Mayor of London
Philip Kolvin QC, 2016, Manifesto for the nighttime economy
Richard Florida, 27 August 2012, Creativity is the New Economy, Huffington Post
Jamie Peck, 28 June 2007, The Creativity Fix, Eurozine
Steven Malanga, 2004, The Curse of the Creative Class: Richard Florida’s theories are all the rage worldwide. Trouble is, they’re plain wrong, City Journal, Winter 2004
Chardine Taylor-Stone: Anti-Racism Code of Practice