The Leverhulme Trust funded ‘Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network’ started in September 2011. The Network is a partnership between the Universities of Exeter and Kingston (UK), Witwatersrand (South Africa), Hofstra (USA), Griffith (Australia), the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and Jain University Bangalore, and its purpose is to support scholarly activities relating to the cultural life of the suburbs.

Survey

The Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network is drawing to the end of its initial three-year period of activity. As we make plans for our next phase, we would value our users’ thoughts about the network and how it has helped sustain debate about the suburbs over the past few years. We would also welcome ideas/suggestions for future events and projects. To help with this, please complete our short survey here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8NY3WXM

 

HistoryPin

We now have our own ‘Cultures of the Suburbs’ Channel on the HistoryPin site. To view our profile, click here. If you wish to contribute to the channel, please email your photos with captions and information to: suburbs@exeter.ac.uk

 

NEWS: The Cultures of the Suburbs Network has recently held its closing conference at the University of Exeter on the theme of Imagining the Suburbs. Abstracts, a copy of the programme, and a conference report are available here.

A selection of working papers from the conference will shortly be available here.

 Delegates to the Imagining the Suburbs Conference, University of Exeter, June 2014

Delegates to the Imagining the Suburbs Conference, University of Exeter, June 2014

 

 

Children's author, Michael Rosen, prior to his keynote speech at the Imagining the Suburbs Conference, University of Exeter (June 2014).

Children’s author, Michael Rosen, prior to his keynote speech at the Imagining the Suburbs Conference, University of Exeter (June 2014).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Virtual Exhibitions

Faith in Suburbia
Photographs taken by senior members of faith communities in Ealing and Hanwell (London) for a collaborative photography project organised by UCL geographer Claire Dwyer and award-winning photographer Liz Hingley.

Manchester Suburban Areas
This is a small selection of individual images of some of the suburbs in both North and South Manchester.

Occidente Nuevo
A collaborative project by Anthony P. Marchetti and Laura E. Migliorino, which explores the architecture and human experience of Tijuana neighborhoods built almost entirely out of recycled architecture.

Pyrmont Paintings
A selection of paintings showing the cycle of abandonment, decay, destruction and renewal of an inner-city landscape.

Suburban Shadows
This work consists of a series of oil pastels depicting shadows cast on both the interiors and exteriors of suburban houses both day and night.