Institution:University of the Witwatersrand,
From Mexico to Scotland to London to North Africa, the West Indies and back again, Jade Gibson's novel Glowfly Dance is a powerful and haunting story of migration, resilience and, ultimately, hope.
Harvard Berlin Portal
Working together with Berlin-based scholars and practitioners, the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative develops projects that focus on: the interdependence of formal and informal planning practices; the relationship between gentrification and historic preservation; nature and agriculture in the city; the urban imprint of cross-border mobility and migration; infrastructure and urban organizational systems; and innovation in the post-industrial and post-socialist city.
Harvard Boston Portal
Through the lens of “Growth and Inequality in a Post-Industrial City,” Harvard work focuses on a central challenge facing Boston (and many other major American cities and metropolitan areas): balancing the pressure and need for continued development with legitimate concerns about how that growth can dramatically reshape poor and even middle-income neighborhoods, including many communities that are home to large numbers of minorities, immigrants, and artists.
Institution:London School of Economics,
‘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.