The Peckham Society is owrking on a plan for saving some of the town centre and getting conservation statuts.
There are some local conservationists, architects etc all working together. They might be keen to have a professional photographerdocumentaty person on the team. They are all volunteers.
020 7378 5455 is me at work if you want to know more
The Bermondsey Neighborhood Forum needs photographs of the local area so more will know what exists and what is being discussed when reviewing options for the future.
No idea if the above would be a worthwhile subject for your course objectives. If it is, get in touch. We can narrow the focus to make sure there is a consistent theme. We can also use the exercise as a template for how others could pick up where you leave off so more of the area is covered.
The forum is operating under the guidelines of the Localism bill and is run as a volunteer effort with Central Government backing.