A New book by Charlotte Bates, Rob Imrie, and Kim Kullman, has just published: As an increasingly urbanised world is seeking to deal with recent social, natural and technological changes, ‘Care and Design: Bodies, Buildings, Cities’ explores how concepts and practices of care can cultivate more responsive forms of design that attend to the fragile relations that … Continue reading Care and Design: Bodies, Buildings, Cities
A one day workshop at CISP/Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London Tuesday September 20th 2016, 10-5pm Room RHB 137a Organized by Michael Guggenheim, Dan Neyland, Alex Wilkie Recent Science and Technology Studies (STS) work on experiments has provided a basis for rethinking the terms, practices and consequences of experimentation. This has opened… via Workshop: The … Continue reading Workshop: The New Experimentalisms — CISP Online
The burkini bans have ignited fierce debate in France and worldwide, while opinion polls suggested most French people backed the bans for reasons of secularism, or laïcité. Sara R. Farris, Senior Lecture in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, examines the fundamentalism of laïcité. http://www.versobooks.com/blogs/2817-secularism-is-the-fundamentalist-religion-of-france Continue reading Secularism Is The Fundamentalist Religion of France
Call for Papers for a Workshop to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London: 15-16 December, 2016 Convenors: Les Back [Sociology] & Mark Johnson [Anthropology] (Goldsmiths, University of London), Maggy Lee (Hong Kong University), Mike McCahill (University of Hull) Key Note: Mirca Madianou (Goldsmiths, University of London) The aim of this workshop is to bring together and … Continue reading Smart Ethnography?
Saturday December 3rd 2016 09.30-18.30 [followed by a wine reception at 18.30] Goldsmiths, University of London This event is free, but it is essential that you register. To register please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/value-and-values-final-symposium-for-the-esrc-professorial-fellowship-project-tickets-26071878691 This event is the final symposium for the ESRC Professorial Fellowship project “Value and Values” (ES/K010786/1) conducted between 2013-2016 by Bev Skeggs and … Continue reading “Value and Values”: Interaction, Infrastructures and Accumulation
Dr Emma Jackson’s ‘Young Homeless People and Urban Space: Fixed in Mobility’ is in the running for this year’s BBC Radio Four and British Sociological Association Ethnography Award. Published in August 2015, the book is based on an innovative multi-method study of the young people using a King’s Cross day centre. It explores contemporary spaces … Continue reading Emma Jackson shortlisted for Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award
Surprisingly, the online advertising industry’s future may lie in offering more privacy, not less
The online advertising industry has faced a considerable backlash recently as a greater understanding of how the practices of data scraping, aggregation, mining and user profiling are carried out behind the scenes. From Edward Snowden’s revelations of governments using social media to perform mass surveillance, to the often creepy presence of targeted adverts that slow mobile web browsing to a crawl, we’re now much more aware and concerned about who knows what about us.
Sociology up 10 spaces to 35th in the WORLD in the latest QS World University Rankings 🎉 🎉 🎉 via Four global top 40 subjects for Goldsmiths in QS university league table, Goldsmiths, University of London. Continue reading Sociology 35th in new QS league table
On Tuesday 22 March, actor, writer and TV presenter Lenny Henry will be taking part in our Question Time-style panel event examining how British television represents its population. Lenny Henry in The Comedy of Errors, 2011. Image by Johan Persson (Creative Commons) Part of the Future for Public Service Television Inquiry, the debate will cover … Continue reading Are you being heard? Lenny Henry joins Goldsmiths debate on TV and representation
Please come and celebrate with us the relaunch of CSISP!
Experiments in new modes of practice: Launch of the Centre for
the study of Invention and Process (CISP)
Wednesday 23rd of March 2016, 5pm-7pm
Richard Hoggart Building, RHB 300
Chaired by the new directors: Marsha Rosengarten, Michael Guggenheim & Alex Wilkie