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Venturing Beyond exhibition at Somerset House closes this weekend

Venturing Beyond exhibition at Somerset House closes this weekend

28 April 2016

Venturing Beyond: Graffiti and the Everyday Utopias of the Street, supported by UCL Urban Laboratory and hosted at Somerset House, closes on the Early May bank holiday (2 May 2016).

Michael Edwards publishes papers on London’s housing crisis

28 April 2016

Pakeman House, SE1: housing block owned by the Corporation of London

Michael Edwards, a member of UCL Urban Laboratory’s International Advisory Group and Teaching Fellow in The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, has published two open access papers that seek to address the ...

Matthew Beaumont features in BBC Radio 4 programme on the city at night

28 April 2016

Matthew Beaumont - nightwalking

Matthew Beaumont (Co-Director, UCL Urban Laboratory) spoke to BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed about the notion of London as a 24-hour city and urban walking at night.

SPACE magazine publishes Urban Laboratory research in April 2016 issue

26 April 2016

SPACE magaine, front cover, April 2016

Research conducted at the UCL Urban Laboratory features in the April 2016 issue of influentual South Korean architectural and cultural magazine SPACE, currently celebrating it's 50th anniversary. The essays, guest edited by ...

DPU summerLab 2016 applications open and 2015 publication available

22 April 2016

DPU summerLab 2016

Applications are open for the sixth year of the Development Planning Unit's (DPU) summerLab series.

Clare Melhuish to present Urban Laboratory university regeneration research at AAG 2016

21 March 2016

Beyond the red line presentation at the AAG

Dr Clare Melhuish (Urban Laboratory Co-Director and Senior Research Associate) will present her university-led urban regeneration research conducted at UCL Urban Laboratory in a panel at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) conference ...

Call for Papers and Participants: Global Urbanisms, Regional Specificities

21 March 2016

Mumbai flyover

There is a very active debate in urban studies at the moment, exploring the limits of universalist theorisations of the urban while at the same time seeking to engage with the globalisation of ...

Call for Papers: Cities After Hours II

11 March 2016

Neon Paris

Proposals for papers are invited for this year’s Cities After Hours colloquium from researchers working on any aspect of the city after hours. The colloquium will be held at UCL on 25 ...

Urban Lab to curate Venturing Beyond cultural programme at Somerset House

15 February 2016

Venturing Beyond

UCL Urban Laboratory is pleased to announce a collaboration with arts organisation A(by)P and Somerset House to curate the cultural programme for the upcoming Venturing Beyond: Graffiti and the Everyday Utopias ...

UCL Urban Laboratory publishes limited print edition of 'Case Studies in University-led Urban Regeneration'

26 January 2016

Case Studies in University-led urban regeneration - front cover

UCL Urban Laboratory has today launched a limited print edition of case studies detailing different approaches to university and community-led urban regeneration, conducted by Senior Research Associate and Co-Director Dr Clare Melhuish.

Opportunities for PhD funding on the interdisciplinary MSc Urban Studies programme at UCL

16 December 2015

urban-studies

UCL's interdisciplinary Urban Studies course is one of the disciplinary pathways for the UCL Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Call for Papers - Soho Spirit: Our Space or a Space in Our Minds?

01 December 2015

Soho Spirit

Soho is often envisioned, at both a national and an international level, as London's gay district. Its role as a space where gay identities and communities were made has shaped the urban ...

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The Ailing City: Displacement and Addiction in Gegen die Wand

The Ailing City: Displacement and Addiction in Gegen die Wand

12 May 2016

Cities are modernity’s ever-changing hubs of people, architectures and culture. Time and time again, the intense urban environment has been perceived as causing sickness or influencing the experiences of illness. The metaphorical ...

Global Urbanisms, Regional Specificities

16 - 17 May 2016

Braamfontein, South Africa

There is a very active debate in urban studies at the moment, exploring the limits of universalist theorisations of the urban while at the same time seeking to engage with the globalisation of ...

Cities Imaginaries Lecture 2016: Linton Kwesi Johnson

19 May 2016

Cities Imaginaries Annual Lecture: Linton Kwesi Johnson

UCL Urban Laboratory is pleased to announce that influentual dub poet and recording artist Linton Kwesi Johnson will deliver the 2016 Cities Imaginaries Annual Lecture.

Soho Remapped: Making Space for LGBT Histories

24 May 2016

Soho Spirit

Drawn from the Soho Spirit study day hosted in February 2016, this lecture by Marco Venturi as part of the UCL Festival of Culture will summarise efforts to understand perceptions of Soho as ...

Cities After Hours: The Nocturnal City

25 May 2016

Underground station at night

As the notion of London as a 24 hour city is debated and plans for the Night Tube are put into motion, we will consider the way in which cities have been the ...

LIVINGMAPS: Joe Gerlach on 'Vernacular Cartographies'

25 May 2016

Thomas Hirschhorn's (2007) 'Spinoza Map'

Of late, much has been made of the politics of maps – to the extent that reiterating the ‘power’ of maps has become something of a truism, one that threatens, ironically, the political vibrancy ...

I, Anna: Cities After Hours film screening

25 May 2016

I, Anna

The film director Barnaby Southcombe will present his feature film I, Anna (2012), a noir thriller set in London, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Street Art is a Period. Period!

25 May 2016

100 Days of Leake Street

As part of the UCL Festival of Culture, this session will argue that Street Art is an artistic Period, a practice that has now come to the end of its innovational lifespan. Exploring ...

Shardology: preliminary screening

26 May 2016

Shardology / Credit: Tom Wolseley

As part of the UCL Festival of Culture, Tom Wolseley (Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence, UCL Urban Laboratory) will screen preliminary footage from ‘Vertical Horizons’, a meditative film about Western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard.

The Ailing City: Spaces of Urban Emergency Care in Code Black

26 May 2016

Code Black

Cities are modernity’s ever-changing hubs of people, architectures and culture. Time and time again, the intense urban environment has been perceived as causing sickness or influencing the experiences of illness. The metaphorical ...

The Ailing City: Memory and Lament in Remembrance (Muisteja)

02 June 2016

The Ailing City: Memory and Lament in Remembrance (Muisteja)

Cities are modernity’s ever-changing hubs of people, architectures and culture. Time and time again, the intense urban environment has been perceived as causing sickness or influencing the experiences of illness. The metaphorical ...

Book launch: Global Undergrounds

14 June 2016

Over the last two centuries, the world’s cities have undergone dramatic vertical, above-ground transformations. But at the same time, they have sunk themselves into the ground, in the form of sprawling tendons ...

The Ailing City: Crime Prevention and Future Cities in Minority Report

16 June 2016

Minority Report

Cities are modernity’s ever-changing hubs of people, architectures and culture. Time and time again, the intense urban environment has been perceived as causing sickness or influencing the experiences of illness. The metaphorical ...

Community mapping and citizen social science

22 June 2016

The third and final event in a series of collaborations on shape shifiting urban spaces between LIVINGMAPS and UCL Urban Laboratory.

Writing Buildings: Kent School of Architecture conference

14 - 16 July 2016

Writing Buildings

Matthew Beaumont, Ben Campkin and Barbara Penner are among the keynote speakers at the Writing Buildings conference at the Kent School of Architecture in July.

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