Unravelling the ‘modern’ in the London Docklands

When one thinks of the London Docklands of today, images of the superstructures situated in Canary Wharf come to mind. Yet, there are multiple impressions of the old, some more obvious than others, that run parallel with the new. Debate on modernity has often been controversial as its definition in literature is both full of…

The Big Smoke vs. The City of Lights

In this article, Zenia Khajotia presents the argument for London to take inspiration from Paris in its continued efforts to uphold its reputation as a ‘world city’. If London is to fulfil Boris Johnson’s dream of becoming the ‘best big city on earth’, it could actually benefit from learning a few things from its close neighbour,…