29 January, 2015 - Book launch: The Fabric of Space
Time: 19:00:00 - 21:00:00
Organised by UCL Urban Laboratory
Join UCL Urban Laboratory in celebrating the launch of Matthew Gandy’s new book through MIT Press. The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination (MIT Press, 2014) considers the cultural and material significance of water through the experiences of six cities: Paris, Berlin, Lagos, Mumbai, Los Angeles, and London. Tracing the evolving relationships among modernity, nature, and the urban imagination, from different vantage points and through different periods. The book will be available to purchase at the launch.
Location: Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT
Contact: Jordan Rowe
Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 9402
4 February, 2015 - Radioactive sheep, GM chocolate and Drax the Destroyer: rhetorical sociology and green issues
Time: 12:30:00 - 13:30:00
Dr Locke discusses recent public debates about the environment as a way of revealing what these tell us about the public's understanding of science. He argues that science poses a dilemma for us as to whether it enchants or disenchants.
Location: G01, Social Science Research Unit, 18 Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0NR
Contact: Kate Hinds
Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6517
11 February, 2015 - Environmental governance: Three approaches to make a change
Time: 17:45:00 - 19:30:00
The talk centers on three practical approaches that Sunil has adopted throughout the latter part of his career to deal with the contemporary environmental issues that confound us. The central message is that each one of us can be that agent of change and make a difference to the situation. After briefly introducing the concepts of governance and the need for changes in its management, Sunil will introduce his seven pillars of environmental governance and discuss each one briefly. These form the basis of his international lecture circuit which he markets as a Master Class delivered in ‘3 minutes to 30 hours’ (and everything in between)! Most of us are slaves to or loyal to our own disciplines and so be it. The beauty here is that you could look at your pillar as the key or central pillar and the others as mere supports. The key message then is that each one of us can contribute to the strengthening of at least one pillar or indeed adopt one as their pet pillar.
Location: Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31–34 Gordon Square, London, WC1
Contact: Adam Guy
Phone: +44 (0)207 679 8855
14 February, 2015 - Gaia: Global Circus
Time: 19:30:00 - 21:00:00
Organised by UCL Anthropology
We are confronted with global warming and the prospect of mankind’s end, but we feel almost nothing. Will climate change overcome humankind? What must scientists do in order for people to believe them? The French philosopher, anthropologist, and sociologist Bruno Latour presents Gaia Global Circus, an impossible scenario that takes place in the gap between the high stakes of global climate crisis and humanity’s lack of emotional engagement. Performed for the first time in English, and followed by a question and answer session with Bruno Latour.
Location: UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH
Contact: Bloomsbury Theatre
Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 1000
26 February, 2015 - How people effect change
Time: 18:00:00 - 19:15:00
Organised by UCL Union
Want to follow your ethics and make a change? People are already doing so in countless ways: through community action, political and legislative systems and the market, to name a few. These diverse panellists will be speaking about the change they have effected or are hoping to effect and how they're doing it. speeches * debate * audience interaction * questions * discussion Followed by a public reception at UCL. In association with the UCL Global Citizenship Voluntary Sector Programme
Location: J Z Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Contact: Taz Rasul
Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 2512