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Urban Education Live: presentation and discussion

Start: Aug 25, 2016 2:00:00 PM
End: Aug 25, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Urban Education Live invitation
The Turning Tables event will offer an open platform to discuss, critique and brainstorm the broad thematic of site-specific and locally engaged urban activism as well as new role of education and educational institutions in contemporary European urban landscape.

LGBTQI nightlife at CAMP-er-VAN, Peckham Festival

Start: Sep 10, 2016 1:00:00 PM
End: Sep 10, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Ladies, Gentlemen & Beautiful Wotevers
UCL Urban Laboratory will be participating in Peckham Festival with a programme on LGBTQI nightlife spaces at the CAMP-er-VAN on Saturday 10 September.

The Civic University

Start: Sep 20, 2016 5:30:00 PM
End: Sep 20, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Civic University
Historically a civic university was the term given to a university devised to tend to a particular civic need - an institution created for the development of teaching and learning of a (predominately industrial) discourse. However a more contemporary understanding of this term is to think about the increasing ‘need’ for universities’ to actively engage with their locality; to be successful and resilient.

Looking Backward/Looking Forward: Utopian Literature and its afterlives

Start: Sep 22, 2016 1:00:00 PM
End: Sep 22, 2016 2:30:00 PM

The Bradbury Building
As part of the London Design Biennale 2016, Urban Laboratory Co-director Professor Matthew Beaumont will talk on utopian fiction's representation of urban space.

Convivial City: roundtable

Start: Sep 24, 2016 3:00:00 PM
End: Sep 24, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Turning Tables website
In the modern age planners have considered citizens as consumer-users. On the contrary, a convivial society has the power to make its habitat and its tools. A convivial community is a community of makers. In a post-industrial age the convivial tools are useful to maximise the resilience of communities because they make possible a kind of production not linked to enforced consumption. The Convivial City is a paradigm to address the work of community in a scenario of laboratory_city.

Urban Laboratory introduction for new and returning UCL students

Start: Oct 5, 2016 2:00:00 PM
End: Oct 5, 2016 3:00:00 PM

What is the UCL Urban Laboratory?
What is the UCL Urban Laboratory, and how can it contribute to my time at UCL?

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