Final Keynote

James Attlee – ‘Isolarion: Walking the Cowley Road’

James Attlee concludes the workshop’s formal presentations with a reflection on how the Cowley Road in East Oxford has changed in the years that have passed since he wrote his non-fictional, psychogeographical exploration of it, and that was published as Isolarion: A Different Oxford Journey in 2009. He offers a series of thoughtful anecdotes that document the kinds of gentrification that have happened in the area at an astonishing pace in recent years.

 

(From the fourth Planned Violence Workshop, ‘Comparative Infrastructures, South and North’, held in Oxford in September 2015)

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