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Urban Lab Films: Committed Ethnographies

Start: Feb 24, 2017 6:15:00 PM
End: Feb 24, 2017 8:45:00 PM

Urban Lab Films hosts the London premiere of A început ploaia (Michele Lancione, 2017), a documentary charting the forced evictions of Roma people from the centre of Bucharest.

Vertical: The City from Satellites to Tunnels

Start: Feb 28, 2017 6:00:00 PM
End: Feb 28, 2017 7:30:00 PM

Vertical: The City from Satellites to Tunnels
Urban Salon hosts the book launch of Vertical: The City from Satellites to Tunnels (Verso, 2017), the new publication by Professor Stephen Graham (Newcastle University).

Urban Lab Films / Bartlett Film Exchange: The Seven Sisters Indoor Market

Start: Mar 2, 2017 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 2, 2017 8:00:00 PM

Seven Sisters Indoor Market
A colossal social transformation reflected in the way our cities are being re-designed is taking place, and we stand to lose out. Developers and politicians are building a new skyline, and with it, bearing a new standard of living costs. Less desirable places are left behind and communities left voiceless, powerless and isolated in the planning and decision-making process.

Imagining infrastructures

Start: Mar 6, 2017 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 6, 2017 7:30:00 PM

Imagining infrastructures
The modern usage of the term infrastructure has gone through a series of permutations from early emphasis on logistics, organization, and the expanding scope of technological networks to more recent interest in the intersections with landscape, ecology, and alternative theorisations of urban materiality. In this event we will explore questions relating to the meaning and conceptualisation of urban infrastructures. The question of infrastructure will serve as an entry point for wider reflections on the changing experience of nature, modernity, and urban space.

Space of Refuge

Start: Mar 10, 2017 12:00:00 AM
End: Mar 15, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Space of Refuge
Space of Refuge is a spatial installation which has emerged out of extensive fieldwork by Samar Maqusi, a PhD student at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. The research investigates the spatial production and evolution of Palestinian refugee camps since the 1940s, situating this within a documented history of practices of different host countries and the precarious geo-political situation in the Middle East. Further, the installation examines how different policies in different host countries affect the architecture of the refugee camps, turning them into intensive forms of socio-political co-existence. It also highlights the question of what becomes of these urban spaces when they are left unresolved over a protracted period of time.

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