This is the blog of writer and film-maker John Rogers, author of This Other London – adventures in the overlooked city, and director of the documentaries London Overground (with Iain Sinclair), The London Perambulator, and Make Your Own Damn Art – the world of Bob and Roberta Smith. Also co-presenter and producer of the radio show and podcast Ventures and Adventures in Topography on Resonance fm.
“John is like an alchemist, not only in the he is unkempt and dresses like a person who has fallen through the cracks, he also makes the mundane and unremarkable glow with newly imbued magic.”
“He’s the everyman’s psychogeographer, hobbling across the hilltops with only a can of Stella and a dodgy knee for company….
But this down-to-earth, booze-hunting ‘hippy wizard’ is a star in his own right. Brand describes Rogers as ‘like Prospero crossed with Mr Chips’, and a ‘tangle-haired shrub shaman’. We’d rather think of him as the Brian Cox of topology, inspiring wonder and curiosity on esoteric subjects (without using complicated words like topology and esoteric).”
With Arthur Smith on BBC Radio4 Extra
And a longer chat with Neil Denny on Little Atoms
[This blog used to be called Islingtongue > Leytonstongue but was relocated here with all the old posts.]
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