Jade Hunter

Thesis title:

Home, migration and belonging on a suburban estate (a CASE project with Eastside Community Heritage)


My research focuses on layered histories and experiences of home, migration and belonging through an in-depth study of the Harold Hill estate in Havering. It is based within a collaboration between QMUL and Eastside Community Heritage, and also affiliated to The Geffrye Museum of the Home via the Centre for Studies of Home.

The research seeks to engage with the experiences of home and migration in relation to the comparatively understudied suburbs, notably the interplay between historical internal migration from the inner-city from the late 1950s with newer migration patterns over the last 20 years. It will also explore the impact of these overlapping migratory patterns on home and belonging on the housing estate and within the wider suburban landscape.

First supervisor:

Alison Blunt

CASE partner:

Eastside Community Heritage


8 – Urbanisation, Social Change & Urban Transformation