The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


'Engaged Urbanism' Book Launch

9 November 2016

engaged urbanism

The UCL Urban Laboratory will be launching its new anthology Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies, edited by Ben Campkin and Ger Duijzings, at the Free Word Centre in Farringdon on Friday 9 December 2016. The book is an important contribution to the research and the pedagogies of engagement that the DPU are keen to develop and experiment with, and features two pieces with DPU contribution:

- 'Towards an architecture of engagement: researching contested urbanism and informalities' by Camillo Boano, Caroline Newton and Giorgio Talocci

- 'Critical urban learning through participatory photography' by Alexandre Apsan Frediani and Laura Hirst

Showcasing the exciting ways urbanists are responding to the variety and dynamism of contemporary cities across the globe – from Beirut to Johannesburg, Kisumu, London, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro - this handbook of collaborative and experimental research practices spawns out of the annual UCL cities exhibition and events programme Cities Methodologies.

Over forty contributors provide succinct, frank and carefully illustrated commentaries on the trials and successes of risk-taking research in the publication. They reveal how they collaborate across fields of expertise, inventing or adapting methods to bespoke situations and common challenges.