Critical, Rigorous, Independent, Productive ... This Is Not A Gateway develops platforms for critical projects and ideas that interrogate notions of 'cities'. Our four main areas of production are:

 MYRDLE COURT PRESS | URBAN STUDIES | SALONS FESTIVAL  

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THREE NEW TITLES  | THE RISE OF THE CITY

We have received an Arts Council grant to produce three new titles that that interrogate the causes and impacts of urbanisation from the perspective of those being urbanised. 

In partnership with Central Books, the books will explore how inequalities are created, embedded and extended in the processes and outcomes of urbanisation. Tragically, 'The Urban Age' isn't as positive as popularly suggested and hoped. 

The books will launch in 2017.

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COLONIALISM, STANDARDISATION & THE URBAN LAB

In CityMetric we discuss the various roles The Urban Industry plays in the urbanisation of the planet at an exponential rate. Our recent column asks, What would happen to cities if there were no urbanists?

Previous columns include:

1.  Urbanisation is not natural or inevitable. It’s being inflicted upon us by the forces of capitalism.

2) Everything you thought you knew about cities is wrong.

3) Against the tyranny of progress: How did we come to see urbanisation as part of human evolution?

      4) Graveyards of distinctiveness: How cities are making us all the same

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PODCASTS | THE URBAN INDUSTRY

 No Time To Read? Prefer To Listen?

   We have started creating a series of short videos of our articles in CityMetric. If you are interested in the articles but don’t have time to read them;

 
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COMING SOON! | TINAG LIVING ARCHIVE

With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Arts Council we are producing a Living Archive of our decade of work. The project is a partnership with the Bishopsgate Institute.

The aim of the archive is to continue to platform the important contributions made to This Is Not A Gateway since 2007.  It will be available online and physically at the Bishopsgate Institute.

Here are photographs of the last Festival. 

These are programmes of the 2014201320102009 and 2008 Festivals. 

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WE ARE HERE BECAUSE YOU ARE STILL THERE 

To honour the memory of those who have lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea Critical Cities Vol 4 was dedicated to them. 

 We publish the beautiful name of one of the 30,000+ that have perished in the last decade fleeing wars resulting from expansionist and colonial/globalisation policies.  Click here for more images & info.

Europe's unjust and expanding walls just increase the violence and as we have seen the numbers of deaths increases with every illegitimate fence that is raised. 

We are working on a book that examines land clearances, forced urbanisation, and attempts to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea.  All money raised - cash will be given directly to refugees (Not NGOs).

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VIDEO| CRITICAL CITIES VOL 4

 This short video introduces the 25 brilliant contributors and their essays in Critical Cities Volume 4.
 
Critical Cities Vol 4 provides many of the crucial voices missing from just about every reading list.

The book is a must have for people interested in justice, reparations, geography, urban studies, visual culture, globalisation/westernisation, colonialism & post colonialism, contemporary cities, and capitalism.
 
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CRITICAL CITIES VOL 4 | REVIEWS

 "... a powerful and rare paradigm."

On behalf of the contributors it gives us great pleasure to share the reviews of Critical Cities Vol 4.
"You cannot read Critical Cities Vol 4 and look at life in the same way again because it speaks so deeply to the roots of the structural, epistemic and genocidal violence of urbanisation by exposing the seductive yet deceptive tools of globalised European modernity. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it leaves the reader with laser sharp clarity as to the role that we must play if we are to cease being complicit partakers in the crimes of Empire as well as effect and secure holistic global reparatory justice." 
 
Esther Stanford-Xosei, reparations scholar-activist, Co-Vice Chair, PARCOE (Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe)

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DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY NOW | MCP BOOKS

We have heeded the call from people in distant places and those who prefer the screen, and are delighted to now offer digital downloads of MCP books.

The great news is they are amazingly affordable – very very good value.

 
 Download Digital Books | Order Paperpacks

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URBANSTUDIES.INFOCOMING SOON


We are in the process of building a new platform that will be teeming with factual information about urbanisation. The site will prioritise the knowledge and experiences of those being urbanised, whilist critically examining those in the urbanisation industries.

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