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Contributors announced for Cities Methodologies in October 2014

Contributors announced for Cities Methodologies in October 2014

19 August 2014

UCL Urban Laboratory’s annual exhibition exploring innovative urban research returns 28th-31st October. After a record number of applicants for the open call in June, we are pleased to announce the list of ...

Urban Lab awarded Leverhulme funding for artist-in-residence to explore ‘hidden security’

09 July 2014

Max Colson, artist-in-residence

UCL Urban Laboratory is delighted to announce that UCL has received an award from the Leverhulme Trust to fund artist Max Colson as an artist-in-residence to work with Dr Ben Campkin during the ...

Audio from Cities Methodologies Spring 2014: Buildings on Fire - towards a new approach to urban memory

09 June 2014

As part of the spring programme of Cities Methodologies in 2014, 'Buildings on Fire: Towards a new approach to urban memory' brought together a range of fire specialists, researchers, architects, curators and artists ...

Audio from Cities Methodologies Spring 2014: Learning to Walk roundtable

30 May 2014

As part of the spring programme of Cities Methodologies in 2014, the 'Learning to Walk' roundtable brought together a range of thinkers, practicioners, and artists who are engaged with walking as a method ...

Beacon Bursary awarded to UCL Urban Laboratory

22 May 2014

UCL Urban Laboratory has been awarded a Beacon Bursary in the latest round of UCL’s public engagement grants. It will be used for the project, ‘Making sense of digital data’ - inclusive visualisation ...

The Acoustic City

19 May 2014

The Acoustic City

Matthew Gandy (UCL Geography and UCL Urban Laboratory Director 2005-2011) has published an edited collection The Acoustic City (Jovis, 2014) with the Swedish sound artist BJ Nilsen, completed with the support of the ...

Cities Methodologies 2014: Call for Proposals

19 May 2014

Walking Methodologies audience

Cities Methodologies is a pan-UCL initiative to showcase innovative methods in urban research, drawing together work from undergraduate programmes, through to PhD studies, staff, and the wider research community.

Cities Methodologies Spring 2014 open 28 April - 2 May

23 April 2014

Cities Methodologies Spring 14 Poster

UCL Urban Laboratory will open the spring programme of Cities Methodologies from Monday 28 April to Friday 2 May 2014 in the UCL Slade Research Centre. The week-long programme is an ongoing series ...

Urban Lab representation at the 7th World Urban Forum

07 April 2014


This week UCL Urban Laboratory co-director Dr Camillo Boano, and DPU Director Prof Julio D. Davila along with a large delegation of DPU staff, including Dr Alex Frediani (UCL Urban Laboratory Steering Committee ...

Audio from 'Derek Jarman: Sites and Spaces' study day available

02 April 2014


On 13 February, UCL Urban Laboratory and the Slade School of Fine Art hosted a study day focused on the sites and spaces of Derek Jarman's life and work, to commemorate the ...

Urban Laboratory academics feature in BBC programme 'The Country Formerly Known as London'

27 March 2014

The Country Formerly Known as London

Urban Laboratory researcher Louis Moreno and Urban Laboratory Steering Committee member Michael Edwards feature in a BBC Radio 4 programme that asks the question, how would London look as an independent city-state? The ...

Cities Methodologies Spring 2014

06 March 2014


Led by UCL Urban Laboratory, Cities Methodologies is an ongoing programme of events and exhibitions dedicated to presenting, sharing and experimenting with new methods of urban research. Each iteration takes a new form ...

Ben Campkin on Derek Jarman’s King’s Cross in 3:AM Magazine

06 March 2014

As part of UCL Urban Laboratory’s Derek Jarman: Sites and Spaces study day on February 13, Dr Ben Campkin (Director, UCL Urban Laboratory) gave a talk on Jarman’s relationship with King ...

Matthew Gandy lectures on 'Periodicities and metabolisms' at Harvard

26 February 2014

Matthew Gandy (UCL Urban Laboratory Director 2005-2011 and Steering Committee member) gave a lecture entitled “Periodicities and metabolisms” to the one-day conference “Projective views on urban metabolism” held at Harvard University’s Graduate ...

Professor Oren Yiftachel delivers CITY Journal and UCL Urban Laboratory Lecture on Gray Space and the New Urban Regime

05 February 2014

Professor Oren Yiftachel

Professor Oren Yiftachel (Ben-Gurion University, Israel) visited UCL on January 30th to deliver the CITY Journal and UCL Urban Laboratory lecture. His talk titled ‘Gray Space and the New Urban Regime: Between Liberalism ...

Urban Pamphleteer #3: Design and Trust Call for Contributions

23 January 2014

In spring 2013 we launched an exciting new series of publications, the Urban Pamphleteer. Each illustrated pamphlet in this series collates and presents expert voices across disciplines, professions, and community groups around one ...

New 'Change by Design' report now available

21 January 2014


A new report based on the findings of an Architecture Sans Frontières UK (ASF-UK) Change by Design workshop in Ecuador, ‘Nueva Imaginaciones Espaciales en Los Pinos’ is now available. The report outlines ...

dpu summerLab 2013 pamphlet now available

16 January 2014


The dpusummerLab 2013 pamphlet is now available online (pdf). The 56-page tabloid publication was curated and edited by Camillo Boano, William Hunter and designed by Caroline Newton (The Bartlett Development Planning Unit ...

Urban Laboratory launches Urban Pamphleteer #2: Regeneration Realities

11 December 2013


Urban Pamphleteer #2: Regeneration Realities (pdf) features analyses of regeneration, practical case studies and ideas that address questions such as "Is it possible to reclaim and rethink regeneration as a concept and set ...

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Stadtkolloquium: first monthly colloquium

Stadtkolloquium: first monthly colloquium

09 October 2014

UCL postgraduate students students are invited to the first monthly meeting of Stadtkolloquium, an interdisciplinary academic forum organised by students associated with the Urban Laboratory.

The colloquium will begin at 16.30 in ...

Imagined Cities at the Folkestone Triennial

11 - 12 October 2014

Ramsgate, East Kent

As part of the Folkestone Triennial, this two-day event looks at the relationship between art and architecture in the way that cities and towns are planned and built, as well as how they ...

Engineering Exchange at Cities Methodologies 2014

27 October 2014


Join us in UCL's Roberts Foyer for the launch event of the Engineering Exchange.

Exhibition launch: Cities Methodologies 2014

28 October 2014

Cities Methodologies 2014 poster

Join us for the opening night of Cities Methodologies, UCL Urban Laboratory's annual exhibition exploring cross-disciplinary urban research. You will be able to see the full exhibition, with work from artists, students ...

Walking Stoke Newington at Cities Methodologies 2014

29 October 2014

Walking Stoke Newington / Cities Methodologies 2014

As part of the programme for Cities Methodologies 2014, join Eduardo Canteros (Sociologist and Social Worker, PhD in Architecture and Urban Studies at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) and Tom Stone (artist ...

Telling Untold Stories at Cities Methodologies 2014

29 October 2014

Telling Untold Stories

Despite numerous representations of cities from a variety of contributors, some communities and individuals remain marginalised. This means that their stories and experiences of the city often go unheard in the debate around ...

7 Isles Unclaimed workshop at Cities Methodologies 2014

29 October 2014

7 isles Unclaimed

As part of the programme for Cities Methodologies 2014, join us for a workshop discussing '7 Isles Unclaimed' - a research project imagining alternative pasts for the city of Mumbai.

From Garden City to Garden Left-Overs at Cities Methodologies 2014

29 October 2014

From Garden City to Garden Left-Over / Cities Methodologies 2014

'From Garden-City to Garden Left-Overs: Spatial appropriations in the gardens of Bahçelievler neighbourhood, Ankara, Turkey'  exhibits the findings of research inquiring the way gardens of apartment blocks are used, appropriated and reclaimed ...

Concrete Heart Land at Cities Methodologies 2014

29 October 2014

Concrete Heart Land / Cities Methodologies 2014

Join us for a screening of the film Concrete Heart Land followed by a Q&A session with the directors, Steven Ball and Rastko Novaković.

Navigating SOHO at Cities Methodologies 2014

30 October 2014

Navigating SOHO / Cities Methodologies 2014

Current knowledge of how the human mind and brain function during navigation comes predominately from lab-based studies. To learn about navigation in real-world action, the UCL Spatial Cognition Group is working on fieldwork ...

Grounding Knowledge: Reflections on community-driven practices in South East Asia at Cities Methodologies 2014

30 October 2014

This event seeks to showcase the long-standing and multi-faceted collaboration around the co-production of informal settlement upgrading in South East Asia between two Development Planning Unit (DPU) MSc programmes (MSc Building and Urban ...

Urban Pamphleteer #3 launch: Design & Trust at Cities Methodologies 2014

30 October 2014

urbanpam3 launch

Join us for the launch of Urban Pamphleteer #3: Design & Trust, on Thursday 30th October from 6:30pm at the Slade Research Centre, as part of the programme for Cities Methodologies 2014.

100 Days of Leake Street at Cities Methodologies 2014

31 October 2014

100 Days of Leake Street

Get your hands dirty on our tour of Leake Street in Central London, known as the "training ground” for London's graffiti writers. Leake Street's spatial identity has been continually shaped by ...

The archive in the city: Reading space into written sources at Cities Methodologies 2014

31 October 2014

Archive in the City

Join us for this informal discussion on 'The archive in the city: Reading space into written sources', an attempt to move beyond the study of history through its traditional preoccupation with time, and ...

Deconstructing Demolition: Scrap and Salvage

27 November 2014

Deconstructing Demolition: Scrap and Salvage

Join Hilary Powell (AHRC Fellow at the Bartlett and UCL Urban Lab Steering Committee member) on a scrap and salvage demolition tour in East London. Hilary collaborates with the materials and sites of ...

The Graffiti Sessions

03 - 05 December 2014

The Graffiti Sessions

Hosted by UCL Urban Laboratory, the Graffiti Dialogues Network at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London), and London’s Southbank Centre, the Graffiti Sessions will gather a wide group of experts ...

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