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Urban Rooms: Past - Present - Future exhibition on display until 18 May 2018

Urban Rooms: Past - Present - Future exhibition on display until 18 May 2018

14 May 2018

As part of UCL's new campus development in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, UCL Urban Laboratory and partners are proposing an Urban Room for east London - a public-facing exhibition and multi-purpose space ...

UCL appoints Dr Clare Melhuish as new Director of Urban Laboratory

27 April 2018

Clare Melhuish

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Clare Melhuish as the new Director of UCL Urban Laboratory, effective from May 2018. 

Hoe Street Community Bank opens in Walthamstow

12 March 2018

Hoe Street Community Bank

UCL Urban Laboratory is pleased to be supporting a project in the north London suburb of Walthamstow this month. Hoe Street Central Bank will be the centre of an act of citizen money ...

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

23 January 2018

Bartlett Review 2017

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 ...

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David Olusoga: Cities Imaginaries Lecture 2018

David Olusoga: Cities Imaginaries Lecture 2018

22 May 2018

Historian, broadcaster and film-maker David Olusoga will deliver this year's Cities Imaginaries annual lecture at UCL Urban Laboratory, speaking about how Britain’s cities were born with a 'housing problem’ already hard-wired ...

Urban Lab Films: New Town Utopia

24 May 2018

New Town Utopia

From Utopian dreams to concrete realities, New Town Utopia charts the challenging, funny, and sometimes tragic story of the British new town of Basildon, Essex.

Unmoored Cities: Radical Urban Futures and Climate Catastrophes

25 May 2018

Tomas Saraceno, Observatory, Air-port City (2008). Psycho Buildings, Hayward Gallery June 2008

As countless studies have demonstrated, cities are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Indeed, many of the world’s cities are at risk of becoming ‘unmoored’, whether literally sunk beneath rising ...

Knowledge Territories

04 June 2018

Knowledge Territories / Territori della conoscenza

Fifty years after the events of 1968, dissatisfaction about universities seems today more widespread than ever. Adapting to the logics of neo-liberalism, higher education has been increasingly absorbed into the commodification of human ...

Cities After Hours: UCL Festival of Culture 2018

06 June 2018

Cities After Hours

Cities After Hours considers the way in which cities have been the loci of inclusion and exclusion, policing and controlling, after-hours. The historical relevance of the night-time curfew is considered in relation to ...

Adaptive Architecture: The Story Behind the Walls

07 June 2018

Adaptive Architecture

Following the increasing need for buildings to be reused, recycled or repurposed, how do strong architectural identities remain? How do buildings influence their future use?

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