London School of Economics
Cities Studied

Port Elizabeth (South Africa),

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Ricky Burdett
LSE Cities / Department of Sociology

Suzanne Hall
Department of Sociology

The Mellon Fellowship Programme at LSE creates an opportunity for humanities fellows to engage with the ongoing research of LSE Cities for nine months.  Fostering engagement with urban questions and forging paths for practical exchange and collaboration across the humanities and urbanism is its purpose.  Fellows can hone research, work with postgraduates and collaborate with colleagues. 


Sample Projects

The Mellon Fellowship Programme in Cities and Humanities 2014-2015: Urban Memoryscapes 

The Urban Memoryscapes project, led by Mellon Research Fellow for 2014-2015 Naomi Roux, examined the means by which collective and public memory in inscribed and contested in urban space.

Ordinary Streets: An Ethnography from Local to Global

Ordinary Streets is a film by Sophie Yetton, based on research led by Suzi Hall at LSE Cities

Urban Intelligences, Subjects, and Subjectivities

Urban Intelligences, Subjects, and Subjectivities, led by Senior Urban Fellow from 2013-2014 Adam Greenfield, sought to develop a richer account of the affective and experiential dimensions of everyday urban life in the presence of networked informatic systems.

Metropolitan Melancholia

The Metropolitan Melancholia project, led by Mellon Research Fellow for 2015-2016 Ed Charlton, will seek to map the contemporary cityscape in terms that spatialize the condition’s associated feelings of loss, abjection and implacability.

New Citizens: Organising Discontent in the Postcolonial City

The New Citizens project, led by Mellon Research Fellow for 2015-2016 Ninad Pandit, will scrutinize the ways in which political and economic uncertainties of the postcolonial moment enabled the emergence of new violent forms of politics led by urban literary intellectuals in western India.

Resources

Johannesburg: A City Between

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Johannesburg: A City Between

Category:

Exhibitions

Locations:

Johannesburg,

One hundred and thirty years after its original foundation, Johannesburg is a city caught between the promise of the future and the failure of the past. Showcasing photographs alongside literary renderings of the city, this exhibition explores in material and imaginative terms what means to be between. Curated by Ed Charlton, Mellon Fellow in Cities and the Humanities, in collaboration with Jodi Bieber.

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History
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Ordinary Streets

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Ordinary Streets

Locations:

London,

‘Ordinary Streets’ is a short film based on an ethnographic and visual exploration of the spaces, economies and cultures of ‘street’. Through the lens of Rye Lane in Peckham in south London, the film engages with issues of migration, urban multiculture and regeneration.

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Urban Intelligences, Subjects, and Subjectivities

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Urban Intelligences, Subjects, and Subjectivities

Locations:

London,

Led by Senior Urban Fellow from 2013-14 Adam Greenfield, this project sought to develop a richer account of the affective and experiential dimensions of everyday urban life in the presence of networked informatic systems.

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Urban Memoryscapes

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Urban Memoryscapes

Locations:

Johannesburg,

The Urban Memoryscapes project, led by 2014-15 Mellon Research Fellow Naomi Roux, examined the means by which collective and public memory is inscribed and contested in urban space.

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