Despite the UK's Acid House movement often being mentioned as one of the most influential centres from which club culture spread across the world (alongside Detroit's Techno and Chicago’s House[1]), the UK and the city of London still appears to have a turbulent relationship with club culture. After a global pandemic and lockdown, I believe that desire for these spaces will be at its highest in decades. The spaces that house the UK’s electronic music scene have suffered over recent years and it is imperative that, post-pandemic, it is allowed the space to take control of its own future.

 

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[1] Rief, S. (2009). Club Cultures: Boundaries, Identities and Otherness. London: Routledge, p,2.

With an
ever changing,
fast paced city
my enquiry seeks
to explore
the possibilities
of developers
and subculture
working together
to design in space
that facilitates
the cultivation of
'the underground'
while positively
affecting
the development
of the city
to make London
a nicer place
to live.