Peter Murray


The theme for the summer issue of the London Society Journal will be ‘a future informed by the past’, engaging with the ongoing development and evolution of London, but with a respect for its history.

All ideas are welcome on this broad theme. To get you thinking, the sorts of subjects we might include could be (but aren’t limited to):

  • a building or culture or community that’s key to the identity of a neighbourhood
  • an area undergoing, or about to undergo, regeneration (how does it respect, or not, existing place and identity)
  • a proposed new building, or one under construction, that could become a new landmark
  • an example of placemaking where the past has successfully informed sensitive redevelopment (it could even be something from another city that we could learn from)
  • icons it’s time to let go of or things London’s lost that we now regret
  • areas, communities or cultures that have been obliterated, and what we can learn from past mistakes made
  • using technology to find out about the past and our experience of the city eg the best London apps (the past informed by the future!)
  • ruins
  • nostalgia
  • history and identity
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