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Built environment, knowledge, praxis: Post-colonial conversations between India and the UK

Start: May 16, 2014 10:00:00 AM
End: May 17, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Built environment, knowledge, praxis: Post-colonial conversations between India and the UK
The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL will host a two-day symposium initiating a long-term critical and intellectual exchange between India and the UK focused on the knowledge, practice and discourse of the built environment.

Cities Methodologies 2014: Walking Roundtable - Learning to Walk

Start: May 2, 2014 12:00:00 PM
End: May 2, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Walking Methodologies roundtable
This roundtable discussion, themed ‘Learning to Walk,’ brings together a range of thinkers, researchers, practitioners and artists who have engaged walking as a method and a way of experiencing and understanding the city. Each speaker will present their own approach to walking in 5-10mins and a discussion across the diversity of walking practices, and different approaches to thinking about walking, will ensue.

Cities Methodologies 2014: Walking Methodologies - Tracing Invisible Londons

Start: May 1, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: May 1, 2014 8:30:00 PM

zURBs walkshop
How can we re-imagine London? How can we question the (invisible) taken-for-grantedness of our everyday life in the city, break our routines and experience London differently? As part of the week-long Cities Methodologies programme, Walking Methodologies aims to question how effectively we can use walking as a methodology for learning about the city.

Cities Methodologies 2014: Demolish or Refurb?

Start: May 1, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: May 1, 2014 8:00:00 PM

demorefurb
As part of UCL Urban Laboratory's week-long Cities Methodologies exhibition, we are hosting a seminar in collaboration with the London-based community organisation Just Space. The aim of this seminar is to share technical expertise, research and evidence on issues related to the demolition and refurbishment of social housing in London, including health, energy, financial and architectural arguments. 

Cities Methodologies 2014: Engineering Exchange

Start: May 1, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: May 1, 2014 5:00:00 PM

engineering exchange image
How can local communities access technical expertise in a world class university? How can engineering research be shaped by community needs? These are the challenges driving the formation of the Engineering Exchange at UCL. This workshop will address the ethical and practical issues associated with setting up and running the Engineering Exchange. We are particularly keen for representatives of community based organisations to participate in the workshop to help formulate strategies and actions based on community needs and expectations.

Cities Methodologies 2014: Making Cities Better - Urban Theory and Practice

Start: May 1, 2014 11:00:00 AM
End: May 1, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Making Cities Better
A supposed divide between theory and practice raises a number of questions for those interested in making cities better. In this session, students from UCL's MSc Urban Studies programme will present group projects oriented around this theme. On topics ranging from social housing, parks and green spaces, gentrification, the preservation of historic markets, and the politics of place-making, they’ll consider how urban theory and research can inform, problematise and engage with the work of urban practitioners outside of the academy. 

Cities Methodologies 2014: Walking Methodologies - London's Lost Rivers: River Fleet

Start: Apr 30, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Apr 30, 2014 8:00:00 PM

River Fleet
Under London's pavements are the city's lost rivers, hidden in tunnels and sewers. The most famous, the Fleet, runs straight through central London just below the surface, but few know it is there. Follow the lower Fleet from St. Pancras to Blackfriars with Tom Bolton, author of London's Lost Rivers (2011), and hear how the river ran with blood, cured the sick, shaped the city and entered London myth. This guided walk is part of the Walking Methodologies programme within Cities Methodologies.

Cities Methodologies 2014: Participatory Photography

Start: Apr 30, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: Apr 30, 2014 3:00:00 PM

Cities Methodologies 2014: Participatory Photography
Students from the MSc Social Development Practice programme at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) will present and discuss their use of participatory photography as a research method in their forthcoming fieldwork exploring democratic urban governance practices in the city of Kisumu, Kenya. The session will reflect on the value and challenges that photography can bring to participatory action research, whilst also providing a space for responses to the students' research stratergies.

Cities Methodologies 2014: Buildings on fire: Towards a new approach to urban memory

Start: Apr 30, 2014 11:00:00 AM
End: Apr 30, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Buildings on fire: towards a new approach to urban memory
Curated by Stamatis Zografos and Elena Papadaki, this event and installation will examine different ways that fire can act as a methodology to access and explore memory in architecture. 

Cities Methodologies 2014: Book launch: The New Urban Question by Andy Merrifield

Start: Apr 29, 2014 6:00:00 PM

The New Urban Question Book Cover
Andy Merrifield, Bartlett Visiting Research Fellow, will launch his latest book, The New Urban Question (Pluto Press, 2014), on Tuesday 29th April as part of UCL Urban Laboratory's week-long Cities Methodolgies exhibition. The book traces the connections between radical urban theory and political activism.  Andy will present his book, followed by a drinks reception. 

Cities Methodologies 2014: Photographing Balfron Tower

Start: Apr 29, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Apr 29, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Photographing Balfron Tower for CM
UCL Urban Laboratory Leverhulme Artist-in-residence Rab Harling will exhibit his work in progress, photographing the Balfron Tower from inside out, at a key moment in the ‘regeneration’ of this iconic building. The exhibit will be available to see from 28 April to 2 May 2014 in the Slade Research Centre.

Cities Methodologies 2014: Equalities of Wellbeing & Housing Workshop

Start: Apr 29, 2014 10:00:00 AM
End: Apr 29, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Housingworkshop
Part of UCL Urban Laboratory's week-long Cities Methodologies exhibition. A one-day seminar for the AHRC project Equalities of Wellbeing that examines current issues of UK housing. 

Cities Methodologies 2014: Walking Methodologies - Money Walks in the City of London

Start: Apr 29, 2014 10:00:00 AM
End: Apr 29, 2014 12:00:00 PM

royal exchange
As part of the week-long Cities Methodologies programme, Walking Methodologies aims to question how effectively we can use walking as a methodology for learning about the city. Guided by Amy Thomas (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) this two-hour, critical meander through the streets of London’s financial district aims to address ‘the rotten borough’.

Cities Methodologies 2014: Cultural Heritage, Bartlett Research Exchange

Start: Apr 28, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Apr 28, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Cultural Heritage poster
The cultural heritage constituted by our buildings and cities is becoming ever more important socially, culturally and economically across the world, precisely at a time when it is increasingly under threat of being erased through new development. These pressures have long been experienced in cities in developed western countries but now the issue is also affecting newly developing countries due to the shifts in global capital and other forces, including new patterns of tourism. How should we be investigating the built cultural heritage around the world under these conditions, and what kinds of strategies and policies ought we to be advocating?

Cities Methodologies 2014: Walking Methodologies - A Silent Circle

Start: Apr 28, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Apr 28, 2014 6:00:00 PM

SIlentcropped
As part of the week-long Cities Methodologies programme, Walking Methodologies aims to question how effectively we can use walking as a methodology for learning about the city. Guided by Tilly Fowler (Organiser, AIRstudio) and Anna Hart (Creative Producer, AIRstudio), this guided walk takes a choreographed route through the rapidly changing and increasingly contested public spaces of the neighbourhoods around Kings Cross, as large-scale regeneration projects are changing the face of the area.

Cities Methodologies 2014: UCL Urban Laboratory Literary Fellow writing workshops

Start: Apr 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM
End: Apr 28, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Ian Thomson Tallinn
Author, critic and UCL Urban Laboratory Literary Fellow, Ian Thomson, will lead an urban-themed writing workshop for UCL PhD and Masters students. Ian will be reading new material from his work-in-progress book about the Estonian capital of Tallinn during World War II, and afterwards discussing representations of the city in literature in general.

Remembering Ruth Glass and the Centre for Urban Studies at UCL

Start: Apr 25, 2014 1:00:00 PM
End: Apr 25, 2014 5:00:00 PM

aspectsofchange
This event will reflect on the activities and ambitions of Ruth Glass (1912-1990) and the Centre for Urban Studies (1958-c.1980) at University College London.

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