Impact of Covid-19 for Latin American business clusters in London: Latin Elephant’s response


  • Natalia Pérez Co-director, Latin Elephant London, United Kingdom
  • Santiago Peluffo Co-director, Latin Elephant London, United Kingdom
  • Patria Román-Velázquez Loughborough University
  • Cathy McIlwaine Trustee & Professor of Geography King's College Londo London, United Kingdom



Latin Elephant, Latin America, Latin London, COVID-19


The purpose of this report is to shed light on the approach of Latin Elephant in the city of London and our experiences working directly with groups impacted by a form of regeneration that excludes Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and other economically disadvantaged groups in processes of urban change during the COVID 19 pandemic. In this report we consider the role that research, community activism and protest have to play in our search for social and spatial justice around gentrification in London. 

Author Biography

Patria Román-Velázquez, Loughborough University

A Senior Lecturer in Media and Creative Industries, Patria specialises in sociology and communication and has an interest in urban communication, migrant and ethnic economies and urban regeneration.