By Jessica Bradley and Emilee Moore, University of Leeds We start this blog post with a question: why is it important to understand communication in superdiverse cities? It’s a question that we, as researchers on the TLANG project are considering in detail. Our research across four sites and across four case studies – business, heritage,… Read More Communication in the superdiverse city: a network event
By Caroline Tagg On Thursday 14th April, Elisabetta Adami presented initial findings from her work on the University of Leeds based project, Leeds Voices: communicating superdiversity in the market, at the UCL Institute of Education, London. Her multimodal analysis of Kirkgate Market highlights the complexity that superdiversity brings not only to public life but to the… Read More Can multimodal analysis help us to understand (super)diversity in place?
In a new blog post for the Library of Birmingham, Adrian Blackledge writes about when his academic life overlaps with his poetry life… http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/blog/News/adrianblackledgeapr2016 On May 3rd Adrian will be reading his poems, together with Birmingham Young Poet Laureate Serena Arthur. The reading is at 5 pm in the School of Education, University of Birmingham.… Read More Ten pigs’ hearts: Library of Birmingham blog
by Frances Rock, Cardiff University Here in Cardiff, we have been thinking about the way that fieldwork activities are employed and realised differently depending on the research site. We have allowed ourselves to be responsive to each site that we have visited by turning up or down particular data collection methods or employing research methods… Read More Employing fieldwork tools according to the research site
James Simpson, University of Leeds At the beginning of February Suzanne Hall visited Leeds to talk about her ethnographic work in English cities. Suzanne works in the Department of Sociology at the LSE in London, has a former career as an architect, and was introduced to us as a critical urban geographer. She talked to… Read More Super-diverse streets: Suzanne Hall in Leeds
By Adrian Blackledge i As if from an ancient glacier it emerges, the head of this young goat crystals of ice defrosting on eyelashes and falling as tears. Suede stubs of horns are not yet full-grown but surely that implacable gaze waits only for the final thaw’s long regeneration. ii Every Monday morning this man… Read More Bull Ring Meat Market
The first set of working papers from the TLANG project are now available online. These report the findings from the first phase of our research: business. The papers are available here: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/working-papers/index.aspx
Here is the final TLANG blog post of 2015 with an update from the project. We wish you all the best for the festive season and a happy and peaceful 2016. By TLANG team Project update TLANG is now in its second year investigating the communication practices of people living in four superdiverse UK cities.… Read More TLANG news round-up!
By Daria Pytel, Research Assistant for the London case study 1. The numbers? … ‘Let the devil and statistics take them’ (Immanuel Kant) , and we’ll search for the ‘truer’ truth. The London TLang team’s data collection site is located on the eastern side of the city of London – the London Borough of Newham. As… Read More The lang-scape of Barking Road
By Angela Creese, TLANG Principal Investigator On Thursday 5th November 2015 I attended the Museums Association annual conference held at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham. I was on a panel called ‘Understanding Diversity’ with two of our TLANG project partners, Izzy Mohammed, formerly Audience Engagement Coordinator, Library of Birmingham and Toby Watley, Director of Collections,… Read More Understanding Diversity: Museums Association annual conference