In 2024 the Museum of London moves to West Smithfield as part of ‘Culture Mile’, an initiative to create a new cultural area in the City of London. This move provides an exciting opportunity to work with the Museum of London and Brunel University London on a fully funded action-research based PhD to analyse how a new museum enters into dialogue with its surrounding neighbourhood to become, create or inform a new civic space. The exact topic of the PhD will be decided by the student in conjunction with supervisors. We expect the proposed PhD project to draw on a mixed methods approach to interrogating how the mission, collections, programmes, public engagement activities and morphology of the new Museum of London relate spatially, symbolically and experientially to its neighbourhood – the built environment, social interactions and everyday practices of Smithfield.
Deadline 16 December 2019