Between Tuesday 18th, until Friday 28th February, the member of staff that lists the most items* on UCL's WARPit site will win some brilliant Fairtrade prizes (as well as the knowledge that you’re making a real reduction to our environmental impact!) More...
Published: Feb 18, 2014 10:38:00 AM
Come along to UCLU and Green UCL’s Green Volunteering Fair, 6-8pm on Wednesday 12th February 2014 to find out about a huge variety of ways to make a positive environmental impact. More...
Published: Feb 7, 2014 10:46:00 AM
The latest results of the Green Impact are in! As always, big congratulations to all teams involved - we have a record number of teams taking part and nearly 600 actions taken as a result of the programme so far. More...
Published: Feb 6, 2014 11:35:00 AM
This year we launched NETpositive, a new online platform to help connect students with opportunities to make a positive social, environmental and economic impact during their time at UCL. The tool can be found at www.ucl.net-positive.org. More...
Published: Jan 13, 2014 11:39:00 AM
Felipe Lanuza Rilling (Bartlett Faculty of Built Environment): Representing absence: The Territories of the Ex-Railway Circumvallation of Santiago
The remaining abandoned territories of the ex-railway circumvallation of Santiago constitute a hidden and scattered landscape. Once they shaped the city boundaries and played a central role in its transition to modernity, but now they are detached from the regular urban activity and being progressively replaced by new developments.
A part of this now disarticulated system is the San Eugenio railway dockyard, located in the south-west corner of the circumvallation. It appears as a territory in ruins, where a sense of open memory and imagination emerges through the fragments of a past that is not framed or erased by the present.
The notion of absence is proposed as a key to understand and represent the actual current condition and values of this evocative and vanishing territory as well as its critical relation to the metropolis, hence revealing its potential contribution to our contemporary public space.
Keywords: absence, urban voids, railway circumvallation of Santiago, memory