On the 29th of June, Matthew Turner, author of our London Alleyways Map, will be discussing his research at Senate House in an event co-hosted by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and the Institute of Historical Research.
To book a place please follow the link: sahgb.org.uk/whatson/rewiring-the-city
Institute of Historical Research, Pollard N301 (3rd Floor, North Block of Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU).
London's alleyways have a habit of leading to unexpected places. They act as the city’s library: echoing the routes of trade, lost rivers, burial roads, disputed boundaries, tracks of animals and people. Alleyways inject a dose of disjunction into the cityscape, triggering unfamiliar ways of moving from one familiar space to another. They have a tendency to momentarily rewire the city and throw drab views of a place into a new light, unexpectedly montaging different areas and streets together to make new experiences. Common waypoints only allow a surface interaction with a place, while hidden passages allow us to enter the inner mechanics of its perceptual constructions.
London Alleyways Map is available to purchase from our website here. Written and researched by Matthew Turner, with original photography by Nigel Green, the map is a two-sided guide into the fascinating hidden passages of London.