Urban Vignettes is a collaborative visual-based blog capturing the different ways people experience, negotiate and engage with city life as the world undergoes the largest wave of urban growth in history. Through photos, illustrations, visuals and words, contributors are invited to showcase across the globe what it means to live and make sense of the cities they call home.


This project was started in 2012 by a group of postgraduate students at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and was supported by urban@lse. The project has since gone independent and moved onto this current website.

Editorial Team

Sin Yee Koh founded Urban Vignettes in 2012 while completing her PhD at the LSE. She is interested in the intersections between people, urban societies and the beauty of meanings in everyday life.

Paz Concha is a PhD candidate at LSE Sociology. In her doctoral research she is looking at the relationship between cultural economies, placemaking and urban regeneration.  She has been in the editorial team of Urban Vignettes since 2013.