Year Three

Postcode Poverty

From September 2017

For most of us the place where we live shapes who we are and how we relate to others. Why can our surroundings lead to alienation, exclusion and violence? How does urban planning contribute to postcode poverty?

Mandala has been studying research from the Leverhulme-funded Network: Planned Violence: Post/colonial Urban Infrastructures and Literature, through work with Professor Elleke Boehmer and Network convenor, Dominic Davies, Oxford University. This was the inspiration for a short piece, which was showcased at an international conference in September 2015 and which will feed into a new full-length play.