This is a research project exploring the place-making, community-building and post-pandemic recovery dynamics around ethnic food shops in the British high street. The project originated as an idea in 2020 among a team of researchers from Kingston University London and currently has partners among community groups, local authorities and other researchers. Currently, our investigation follows three intersecting dimensions.
Dimensions of the Project
News and Events
Designing London’s Recovery I In partnership with Design Council and UCL CUSSH
On a mission to realise a greener, fairer and prosperous city, the Mayor of London seeded 11 diverse innovators to pilot a post-pandemic future. Discover a portfolio of exemplar projects driving green growth, building stronger communities, helping Londoners into good work and activating our high streets.
The official blurb of the event is here.
Here you can find information on the other projects in the DLR 2022 cohort.
We set up our exhibit space at the Sackler Centre for Arts & Education at the V&A Museum for #LDF22.
23 Sep 2022, Kingston, Voices of Hope Celebration of Brite Box!
Ethnic food and ethnic food shops participate in an amazing free scheme delivered to hundreds of primary school children in three London boroughs. We were part of the research team evaluating the scheme and we celebrated with the amazing people delivering it.
Kingston University London’s Faculty of Business and Social Sciences’ 2022 Research Conference
We presented the project at Kingston University London’s Faculty of Business and Social Sciences’ 2022 Research Conference on 1st July 2022.
9 March 2022, London Metropolitan University
‘Feeding Britain’ project meeting where we spoke about community entrepreneurship and food insecurity
Podcast on Ethnic Food Shops for Community Inclusion
A podcast of Nevena Nancheva’s presentation on Ethnic Food Shops for Community Inclusion can be found here.
The presentation featured a spotlight on one of the communities we have been working with, Harringay Green Lanes (around Harringay Overground), which was not always vibrant with diversity and heavily “Turkish” food focused.