The fire which destroyed Grenfell Tower in June 2017 was one of the UK's worst modern disasters. 72 people died and hundreds of families were left homeless after a fire engulfed Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey residential building in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea within the inner-city of London. The tragedy has shaken the society, highlighting the conflict between the privileged and unprivileged within the city’s society, as most of the victims were ethnic minorities living below the poverty line. The research aims to analyse and unfold the underlying issues relating to the fire by looking into the huge social divisions in London, looking at the social as well as the spatial condition of the Grenfell Tower’s surrounding area. The research draws upon Charles Booth’s poverty maps from over a century ago as well as the government's Indices of Multiple Deprivation and Space Syntax theories, intending to understand the geometry of poverty in the city. Through the specific case of the Tower fire, the relationship between social and spatial tension will be addressed.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings 13th International Space Syntax Symposium|
|Publisher||Western Norway University of Applied Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jun 2022|