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18:30 - 19:30 24 May 2016

Soho remapped: making space for LGBT histories


Roberts 106 Lecture Theatre | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
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Soho is often envisioned, at both a national and an international level, as London's gay district. Its role as a space where gay identities and communities were made has shaped the urban experience of many LGBT people in the city. However, following the increasing inclusion of LGBT people in British society, the rise in popularity of different urban areas, the advent of online spaces and the soaring gentrification of the area, Soho's role for the LGBT community of London must now be reconsidered. If Soho disappeared, where would LGBT spaces move to? How can LGBT people make sure to leave their own mark in the district?

This session is drawn from a recent one-day event led by Marco Venturi, a PhD student in UCL Gender and Sexuality Studies, CMII, and supported by JFIGS (UCL’s small grants funding scheme for postgraduate students), qUCL and UCL Urban Laboratory.


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