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Highlights from Urban Laboratory activities in 2017 featured in The Bartlett Review

Highlights from Urban Laboratory activities in 2017 featured in The Bartlett Review

23 January 2018

The 2017 edition of The Bartlett Review, by UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, has been published, with short stories and essays that highlight a number of projects and activities from UCL ...

Outlining the global fault lines of the ‘slum’ narrative

11 January 2018

Slum in Paris by the Pont des Poissonniers André Feigeles Wikimedia

Urban Lab Co-Director Dr Pushpa Arabindoo (Senior Lecturer, UCL Geography) has written an article in The Conversation on the popular representation of 'slums' in the media, and what this signifies for the future ...

Call for papers: Cross-disciplinary conversations on sexualities, queerness and space

10 January 2018

Cross-disciplinary conversations on sexualities, queerness and space

This half-day symposium on the afternoon of Monday 19 March 2018 will bring together postgraduates working in range of disciplines and fields to explore research centring sexualities, queerness and space. The scope of ...

Reorienting the Euro-centric bias in planning and urban studies

30 November 2017

Urban Geopolitics book launch. Image credit: Evelyn Tan

Urban Salon hosted the launch of the new edited collection Urban Geopolitics: Rethinking Planning in Contested Cities on 20 November at UCL. Edited by Jonathan Rokem (UCL Geography) and Camillo Boano (The Bartlett ...

Re-engaging with the histories of place: a report on the EDGE: Border symposium in Folkestone

29 November 2017

Princess Marilyn Douala Manga Bell and JJ Charlesworth on ‘The View from the Edge’ panel at Edge: Situated Practice in Art, Architecture and Urbanism (Folkestone Quarterhouse, 4 November 2017). Credit: Lou Johnson.

Once the main pivot for passenger connection between France and England, Folkestone is a town on the littoral edge of the UK, with an urbanism that connects equally with land and sea. With ...

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Queering the London Plan: Preparing an LGBTQ+ community response to the Mayor’s consultation

Queering the London Plan: Preparing an LGBTQ+ community response to the Mayor’s consultation

23 February 2018

*Please note venue change - the event now takes place at ThoughtWorks in Soho*

Urban Lab Films present 'Natura Urbana: The Brachen of Berlin'

07 March 2018

Urban Lab Films present Natura Urbana: The Brachen of Berlin

Urban Lab Films will present one of the first UK screenings of Natura Urbana: The Brachen of Berlin (UK/Germany, 72 mins) by Matthew Gandy.

Cross-disciplinary conversations on sexualities, queerness and space

19 March 2018

Cross-disciplinary conversations on sexualities, queerness and space

This half-day symposium will bring together postgraduates working in range of disciplines and fields to explore research centring sexualities, queerness and space. The scope of this event is deliberately wide so as to ...

Our Kind of Town seminar: Queer(y)ing London

22 March 2018

Queer(y)ing London

In his recent narrative history of London as a Queer City (2017), Peter Ackroyd writes:

Urban Salon: Art Festivals and the City

17 May 2018

Art Festivals and the City - Documenta

The 2017 edition of the Documenta art festival featured a satellite event in Athens, outside of its regular host city Kassel. Held every five years, Documenta is widely considered one of the most ...

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