Places for all? A multimedia investigation of citizenship, work and belonging in a fast changing provincial city


Principal Investigator: Professor Ben Rogaly (University of Sussex)
Collaborators: Mukul Ahmed; Teresa Cairns; Denis Doran; Liz Hingley; Raminder Kaur; Kaveri Qureshi; Royal Society of Arts/Citizen Power Peterborough
Duration: From 2011 to 2013

With residents of Peterborough as its focus, Places for All? explores the multiple and diverse place attachments and work and migration histories of people of all ethnic backgrounds, from people born in the city to those who arrived very recently. It turns on its head narratives that posit long-settled ethnic majority communities as ‘indigenous’ and understandably resentful of the presence of ethnic minorities and the arrival of international migrants. Oral history and residential fieldwork are at the heart of the work, which draws on the stories of over one hundred people.