Friday, 26 January 2018

Tottenham's Trojan Horse?

Latest news: We'll be taking part in 'Who are ya?' - an event in Tate Exchange at Tate Modern in London 6-11 August. Click here for more information about what we'll be doing and about the new Trojan Horse that's being constructed by Martin Bates Design.

Dave Morris interviewed on BBC Radio London. Illustration by Amanda Lillywhite.
Tottenham's Trojan Horse? is based on one of the case studies in Mark Panton's doctoral thesis about stadium-led regeneration.

I helped Mark edit his thesis and during this process we had many conversations about a community in High Road West, Tottenham. Their homes and businesses may be demolished to clear space for a fans' walkway from White Hart Lane train station to the entrance of the new Tottenham Hotspur Football Club stadium and they have joined together to challenge the proposals.

Mark and I decided to create a book that would use his research to tell the story of how the fans' walkway proposals came about, show the impact on the people affected by it and what they are doing in response. The best way to do this, we felt, was to use a comic format, base it around dialogue from interviews and make it accessible to a general audience 14-years-old upwards.


The book was published in February 2018, there have been two print runs and copies have gone to people in 8 countries. It has won an award and has been featured in a number of articles and interviews.



Please visit tottenhamstrojanhorse.blogspot.com for more information including how to buy the book or read it for free. "Tottenham's Trojan Horse?" is not available on Amazon.

2 comments :

  1. Congratulations to you and Mark, Amanda. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

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    1. Thanks Candy! It will be sold at Housmans Bookshop in Caledonian Road, there will also be an event there in April - Mark and one of the people interviewed for the book will be giving a talk. There will be some kind of event in Tottenham as well. Plus we are hoping to get a table at the Radical Book Fair. When the book is in print I'll try to get it on Hive (we want to try to discourage Amazon sales). I'll be posting details when things are confirmed but the books should be out and about in a few weeks.

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