Category Archives: Rethinking Cities

Stepping out with Ruskin

Despite the dreadful weather, more than 20 people joined Martin Fidler, creator of the Ruskin Walk, to step out in John Ruskin’s shoes to discover Camberwell, where he lived for more than 40 years.  Each participant was given a hand assembled visual journal, in which prompts had been inserted, all of which were derived from […]

Tracing the Tyburn

Tom Bolton, author of soon to be published “The Lost Rivers of London: A Walker’s Guide” entertained more than a dozen participants in Rethinking Cities’ latest Wednesday After Work Walk along the route of the Tyburn river describing its history and how it has influenced the street pattern and development of London’s West End. Rising […]

Tree or False?

Our series of Wednesday After Work Walks began with an investigation into the truth and mythology of native tree species to be found in and around London SE1. Armed with carefully adapted field notebooks, investigators set off from Emma Cons Gardens close to Waterloo on a 2 hour walk, led and facilitated by Andrew Stuck […]

Making neighbourhoods more neighbourly

On Wednesday 6 April, Rethinking Cities and PLAYLINK hosted an event in two parts: a Walkshop from 3.00pm Meeting at Denmark Hill Station followed by a Talk the Walk from 5.00pm – 7.30pm at the Clore Studio at the South London Gallery London SE5 8UH. The theme was “making neighbourhoods more neighbourly”: Informal social neighbourliness, […]

Loved up London

Greenwich Park tops the list of most romantic places in this great city, according to our Romantic Ribbons website – with its commanding views over the Thames and the historic buildings that line this maritime enclave. Wandering hand in hand kicking leaves! Like kids again! It’s a beautiful haven of greenery and laughter…football, families and […]

Community engagement Coburg

Combining techniques devised while working with communities in the UK, for both young and old, Andrew Stuck from Rethinking Cities, conducted a series of workshops with officers from local authorities in and around Coburg, in Melbourne, Australia.         Some 30 local authority community engagement officers joined Andrew to explore the applicability of […]

Did we find love in Den Haag?

The bright chilly weather drew paticipants into the picturesque residential streets of Scheveningen, the seaside resort and suburb of Den Haag the historic capital city of the Netherlands.  Two walkshops (mobile workshops) on consecutive days revealed a range of elements that contribute to the warm feelings of romantic love of a city. Scheveningen has some […]

AMAZING Barking & Dagenham

AMAZING LONDON  – a project to make London more playful, was a finalist in an NHS London Social Innovation competition to encourage physical activity for all ages.  In part it is a play on words: A-maze-in-London, and Rethinking Cities has been spearheading the search for partners to develop the concept. Matt Wilson from Barking and […]