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Outlining the global fault lines of the ‘slum’ narrative

Outlining the global fault lines of the ‘slum’ narrative

11 January 2018

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 ...

Call for Papers: Making Southern Urban Policies

13 November 2017

As part of the International Conference on Policy Diffusion and Development Cooperation in São Paulo, Brazil between 16-19 May 2018, UCL Urban Laboratory is a partner for the panel session Making Southern ...

Doctoral funding available on the Urban Studies, Transport and Architectural Space ESRC DTP pathway

07 November 2017

The Urban Studies, Transport and Architectural Space pathway is one of 25 pathways that comprise the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (UBEL DTP) involving UCL, SOAS, Birkbeck College, London School ...

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Lunchtime seminar: On the ‘Loss of Night’

Lunchtime seminar: On the ‘Loss of Night’

23 January 2018

This talk, by Dr Robert Shaw (University of Newcastle), will explore the contention that we are facing a ‘loss of night’, in which night and day are becoming more alike.

Stadtkolloquium: PhD network seminar

23 January 2018

Stadtkolloquium 2018 meeting one

Stadtkolloquium is an academic forum organised by PhD students from various disciplines brought together by their research work and interest in urbanism.

The London Salon: queer night scenes

13 February 2018

A model wears a hat fashioned to look like the now defunct gay pub The Black Cap in Camden Town

Curated by UCL Urban Laboratory, this salon will queerly reimagine the 1931 Beaux Arts Ball in New York, a famously peculiar moment in urban history.

Urban Salon: Art Festivals and the City

22 February 2018

Urban Salon

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 ...

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:

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