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Shifting Sands.



Kate Dawson


Emma Hanson

Sponsored by.

London School of Economics and Political Science

Economic and Social Research Council

The Hoxton Basement

North Pole Crush


July 2019 - Hoxton Basement, London.

 was a visual representation of

a year-long research project which captured the processes of urban development in Accra, Ghana.

Here, colonial legacies

embedded into the politics of land

and the inequalities of the

contemporary global economy

have given rise to conditions which

challenge the ability to secure

sustainable and just urban futures.


The research explored

two sets of spaces in the city:

a resource periphery and an emerging urban centre.


Shifting Sands speaks to the conjuncture of these spaces as an urban landscape in constant

flux, change and becoming.

All proceeds from the sale of photography

were returned directly to the communities and individuals who facilitated the research.

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