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This project is an impact assessment of publicly funded small scale urban interventions which took place in North London between 2012 – 2014


Our interests lie in the moment when regeneration schemes meet the independent structures of the high street – how the language and resilience and the ‘democracy’ of the space is affected.  We are comparing and reflecting on different delivery strategies and project outputs. We wish to explore and highlight personal stories of the relationship between funders, designers and traders.

We are a sub research group funded by the CTPSR – Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University and are part of the research group – Communities and Change.

The group consists of Sebastian Hicks, Aoife Donnelly and Dr. Carl Fraser – two architects who were involved in several of the shop front schemes and an architectural theorist with a focus on ‘the changing social, political and spatial terrains of neo-liberal London’.