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The new geographies of ethnicity and the changing formations of multiculture in England

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As part of the Living Multiculture research project a variety of events will be taking taking place at different stages. Please find details about the different events below.

Living Multiculture: the new geographies of ethnicity and the changing formations of multiculture in England - End of Project Event

22 October 2014, 10.30-17.00
Open University in London, Room 2, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, London NW1 8NP

The Living Multiculture project comes to the end of its funded life on 31st October 2014. To mark this phase of the project finishing and its next phase of dissemination and public engagement beginning, the research team would like to take this opportunity to present some of the work of the project and share its key findings with you. We have organised this event in ways that connect the Living Multiculture project with the wider sociology, geography and policy communities.

Event and registration details

Interim Findings Seminar

27 September 2013, 14:00-16:00
The Open University in London, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London NW1 8NP

The Living Multiculture project has reached its mid life point and the first and largest phase of the fieldwork has been completed. The research team is now beginning to analyse the data that has been collected as we prepare for the second phase of the project’s fieldwork. We would like to take this opportunity to share the story of the research so far and the project’s preliminary findings. We also see this seminar as a way of engaging feedback and thinking reflexively about the next stages of the research process. Speakers from the Living Multiculture research team will be Sarah Neal, Hannah Jones, Christy Kulz, Allan Cochrane, Katy Bennett and Giles Mohan. Refreshments will be provided and the seminar will be followed by a book launch for Race, Multiculture and Social Policy  by Alice Bloch, Sarah Neal and John Solomos.

Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference 2013

28-30 August 2013

'Comforting materialities, green public spaces and super-diverse communities: exploring multiculture, belonging and urban parks' Paper presented by Sarah Neal on behalf of the research team.

'Encountering the spatial and social relations of ethnicity and multiculture in England, through the "public" spaces of fast food'. Paper presented by Hannah Jones on behalf of the research team.

Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies

1-3 July 2013
Groningen, The Netherlands

'Emotion and conviviality: Making sense of how people connect' Paper presented by Katy Bennett on behalf of the research team.

Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting

9-13 April 2013
Los Angeles

‘Superdiversity and Urban Multiculture: practices and spaces of social mixing and polarisation’, two panel session that include the following papers.

Panel 1

  • Sarah Neal, ‘Social research practices, super-diverse communities and public space: exploring multiculture, belonging and urban parks’
  • Richard Wright, ‘The constitution and stability of highly diverse residential neighborhoods in large US metropolitan areas’
  • Alex Rhys-Taylor, ‘The Senuous Materiality of Multiculture’
  • Kieran Connell & Hannah Jones, ‘Café (Multi)culture: everyday conviviality in the landscape of globalised fast food’

Panel 2

  • Katy Bennett, ‘Spatialities of Multiculture: Young people, schools and further education colleges’
  • Christina Maria West, ‘Revisited! Transculturality - Transethnicity – Transnationality: Politics, Policies and Urban Development between "Integration" and "Super-Diversity"’
  • Gemma Catney, ‘Urban geographies of neighbourhood ethnic segregation in England and Wales’
  • Tara Zagofsky, ‘Civic Engagement Unbound: Social & Spatial Forms of Inclusion/Exclusion in Marginalized Communities’
  • Cathy Mcilwaine, ‘Privileged transnational citizenship and external voting: experiences among Colombians in London and Madrid’

Living Multiculture Project Launch

3 October 2012, 14:00-16:00
Open University, Camden Town, London

Latest Blog entries

  • It is has often felt like a winter of argument, contestation and crisis around migration and multiculture.

  • Rather unbelievably we are in the final weeks of Living multiculture being a ‘live project’.

  • A quick update on the various activities on the Living Multiculture project: we are deep in the data ‘cleaning’ and coding process still.

Contact us

For further information about the project, questions, queries and media enquiries, please contact Prof Allan Cochrane or a member of the project team.