This topic – “Growing Culture” - mainly focuses on how local cultures would grow in the context of globalization.“A Renewal of Pleasure” is the project that retells local stories of Vauxhall in response to the crisis of culture identity raised by globalization. Globalization benefits local economic growth while encroaches local culture with world-system. It is believed that economic globalization is rapidly dismantling local culture. This topic is to explore the possibilities of protecting and reviving local identity. Retelling the local stories in architecture language to invite people to pay attention to local culture. Taking Vauxhall as a local site to research its local culture. Then analysing its unique features to identify the culture characteristics behind the globalized city.

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