Category Archives: Wood Green

Vernacular Aesthetics continued…

It’s been an interesting few months for opening up the discourse around the Vernacular Aesthetics of the Global City and indeed my registration document for my Doctorate is now due, and most likely called ‘Global Vernacular Aesthetics’. A nice contradictory … Continue reading

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The Brand Nobody Knows video – finally!

I finally presented the fruit of my summer’s research at the beginning of September at the 8th  Art of Management and Organisation Conference. Here it is: The video is made up of dozens of still photographs taken over six months … Continue reading

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Wood Green High Road – an Ordinary Street between austerity and Brexit

We find ourselves in a strange limbo somewhere between ‘Austerity Britain’ and Brexit. How might one look upon and describe Wood Green High Road, its retail culture and its vernacular aesthetics at this particular moment? What does this mean for … Continue reading

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Don’t forget BHS!

And of course another high-street brand about to go from Wood Green…

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The Brand Nobody Knows: London’s fashion ‘other’ and the vernacular aesthetic of the Anthropocene

On a recent visit to Covent Garden I noted a new proliferation of luxury brands trading from the Piazza. On approaching the Piazza from James Street one is confronted with stores by historic luxury brands Chanel, Dior and Burberry. These … Continue reading

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A Room of One’s Own (in a garden in Tottenham)

It seems every day there is a new piece of writing rightly lamenting the high cost of living in London and its effect on artists. In March Nicolas Serota suggested that London’s success as a centre of creativity was at … Continue reading

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