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Turning Tables: Reporting from the Education Front

Start: May 28, 2016 12:00:00 AM
End: Nov 27, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Turning Tables website
Education guides architects and urbanists towards taking up a responsible position in time and space. Through education, it is possible to question, evaluate, relocate and re-identify this position.

Michal Murawski - Situating Architecture Lecture Series

Start: Oct 31, 2016 6:30:00 PM
End: Oct 31, 2016 7:30:00 PM

What room is there for grand monuments, ancient ruins and triumphal arches in the architectural 21st century? And what does the current explosion of global fascination with the ruins of ancient Palmyra – following their re-ruination by ISIS and recapture by the Russian-backed Syrian army – tell us about contemporary attitudes to monumentality? This talk is pivoted around Palmyra, but digresses into London, Moscow, Warsaw and elsewhere. It explores some ways in which new, old, disavowed and undead forms of monumentality continue to hold sway over the political-aesthetic imaginations of the post-monumental world.

Street Art World

Start: Nov 7, 2016 6:30:00 PM
End: Nov 7, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Street Art World
UCL Urban Laboratory and Reaktion Books are hosting the launch event for Street Art World, the new book by Alison Young (University of Melbourne and author of Street Art, Public City). Professor Young will speak at the launch, with responses provided by Sabina Andron (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) and Rafael Schacter (UCL Anthropology).

Cities in the BRICS: What are we comparing?

Start: Nov 11, 2016 2:00:00 PM
End: Nov 11, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Urban Salon
The term BRIC was used initially in an analytical sense to refer to a grouping of countries beyond the West with the potential to reconfigure the geography of the global economy. After 2009 however it referred to a political alliance with geopolitical intentions (with BRIC becoming BRICS when South Africa joined in 2010). The construct is under pressure in terms of its analytical and political use as BRICS economies have become increasingly differentiated in terms of economic performance and as severe diplomatic tensions have emerged within the alliance.

Timescapes of Urban Change

Start: Nov 29, 2016 6:30:00 PM
End: Nov 29, 2016 8:15:00 PM

Timescapes of Urban Change
Time and space lie at the centre of discussions on urban redevelopment projects. The making of urban space is in many ways a materialisation of the passing of time socially, financially, and politically. Yet, those using the city inhabit and create a diversity of temporalities. Hence, urban change is underpinned by a multiplicity of temporal narratives, practices and ideologies which operate at different speeds and intensities, sometimes converging, other times conflicting, to produce a particular sense of place.

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