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Urban Rooms, Civic Schools & City Learning symposium and exhibition

Start: May 09, 2018 10:00 AM
End: May 09, 2018 06:00 PM

Location: Room 6.02, The Bartlett, 22 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0QB

Urban Rooms, Civic Schools & City Learning

This one-day symposium will discuss the past, present and future of urban rooms and civic schools in the UK to inform the vision for UCL’s Urban Room at UCL's new campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. The event brings together practitioners and thinkers of different generations who have worked to engage people with their surroundings in order to discuss further action. It will uncover their history, discuss its current iterations and explore future possibilities.

The symposium will be accompanied by a public exhibition of current proposals in Britain and archives of original material from past urban rooms in the UK, on display in The Bartlett's exhibition space at 22 Gordon Street. Please also join us on 8 May for a keynote by Christine Gaspar, Executive Director of New York City's Centre for Urban Pedagogy.

Tickets to the symposium are free but registration is mandatory.

Organised by Sol Perez Martinez and UCL Urban Laboratory, with financial support from the Architecture Projects Fund of The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.



10:00 – 10:20 Sol Perez Martinez, Dr Ben Campkin and Dr Clare Melhuish

Panel 1 - PAST

10:30 - 11:00 The history of Urban Rooms: Urban Studies Centres and other civic pedagogy experiments – Sol Perez Martinez

11:00 - 12:00 Presentations on past urban rooms

12:00 - 13:00 Discussion Speakers Panel 1. Respondents: Dr Catherine Burke, Ken Worpole


13:00 – 14:00 Exhibition

Panel 2 - PRESENT

14:00 - 14:15 Farrell Review Urban Rooms - Max Farrell

14:15 – 14:30 Urban Rooms Network – Diane Dever

14:30 - 15:30 Presentations of Urban, Civic, City Learning Spaces today

Panel 3 - FUTURE

16:00 – 16:30 UCL’s Urban Room – UCL Urban Laboratory (Ben Campkin & Clare Melhuish)

16:30 - 17:30 Discussion: Re/Thinking the Urban Room. All speakers.

Respondents Christine Gaspar (Centre for Urban Pedagogy), Catherine Ince (V&A), Sam Wilkinson (UCL)


17:30 – 18:00 Final reflections – Civic Rooms - Prof Jane Rendell, Sol Perez Martinez

18:00 – 18:30 Reception drinks

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