Somers Town Vol.1
Field notes


May 2011

Project type

‘Field Notes’ captures unique observations of everyday life in Somers Town.

The book describes the ordinary and extraordinary happenings of daily life in a typical London neighbourhood. The methods explored in this project reveal the creative potential of a synergy between ‘invisible’ and ‘visible’ research methods. Techniques include observing rituals, setting rules such as saying “hello” to everyone you see, developing a research toolkit and facilitating community workshops.

With over 100 days spent exploring the neighbourhood, Field Notes offers a fresh perspective on a neighbourhood with an emphasis on the social and psychological dimensions of space.

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Good Neighbours Scheme
Origin Housing Association
Joana Filizola - Graphic Design

Thanks to

Somers Town Community Association
Camden Council
Local residents