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Re-engineering Engineering: from buildings to communities

Start: Sep 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM
End: Sep 6, 2018 7:30:00 PM

Re-engineering Engineering
UCL Urban Laboratory Co-Director Professor Sarah Bell will deliver her inaugural lecture on Thursday 6 September from 17:30 to 20:30. 

Film in Place

Start: Sep 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM
End: Sep 7, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Home of the Resistance
Architecture and film are both based in space, movement and time as well as both responding to the human condition in narrative form.

Home of the Resistance + Uppland at Open City Documentary Festival

Start: Sep 9, 2018 2:30:00 PM
End: Sep 9, 2018 4:30:00 PM

Home of the Resistance
In Kumrovec in 1974, communist authorities built the Memorial Home for WWII Resistance Fighters and Youth of Yugoslavia, a building that has lain dormant since its closure in 1991. Ivan Ramljak’s atmospheric spatial study Home of the Resistance (Ivan Ramljak, 2018, Croatia) stares through the modernist architectural elegance to reveal, within its ruined walls, the spectres of the past.

Nightwalking with Matthew Beaumont

Start: Sep 14, 2018 8:00:00 PM
End: Sep 14, 2018 9:30:00 PM

Holloway Road nocturnal walk
How does walking at night reveal a different side to the city? Organised by the Design Museum, join Urban Laboratory Co-Director Prof Matthew Beaumont on a walking tour to explore the relationships between literature and the city.

Stadtklang: Inner City Pressure

Start: Oct 7, 2018 7:00:00 PM
End: Oct 7, 2018 11:00:00 PM

Dizzee Rascal and Wiley in London, August 2002 (Dave Tonge/Getty Images, image provided by publisher HarperCollins)
Journalist and writer Dan Hancox will join us at the next Stadtklang music evening at the Arcola Theatre Bar in Dalston to discuss and explore his critically acclaimed book Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime (William Collins, 2018). This weaves the explosive story of London’s grime music, and its stunning triumph against the odds, into the history of the 21st-century city, where gentrification, urban protest, pirate radio, police harassment, riots and tragedy are intertwined in the evolution of this stunning and alien style of grassroots urban music. 

Dark is the night: in conversation

Start: Nov 9, 2018 6:30:00 PM
End: Nov 9, 2018 9:15:00 PM

Dark street in the East End © Museum of London, circa 1990
Urban Laboratory Co-Director Prof Matthew Beaumont takes part in a conversation at the Museum of London, to accompany their ongoing exhibition London Nights.

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