The Bartlett


Bartlett Walks: Fluid urbanity - An exploration of water in city life

05 April 2017, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Fluid Urbanity

Event Information

Open to

UCL students


The Bartlett


Abbey Lane and Greenway (300m from DLR Abbey Rd), London ER15 2RW.

These walks are open to Bartlett postgraduate students

This walk explores the different faces and roles of water in a modern city, while highlighting contrasts and change (i.e. fluidity) in a rapidly evolving area of East London. Starting from the less glamorous and thinking about sewage water, we will subsequently brighten our scope and look at the relevance of water for transport, food, recreation and as a ‘lebensraum’.

On this truly interdisciplinary walk we will come across examples of Victorian engineering and architecture, discuss technical solutions common for off-grid living on narrow boats, think about the real estate value of water and experience some of the contrasts that make London such a fascinating but not always easy place to live.

Come along, meet fellow students and stay on afterwards for a pint – of water or whatever your drink of choice may be. 

This walk will be led by Paula Morgenstern, Energy Institute, Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources.

To sign up for this event, please register via Eventbrite. Places are limited. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fluid-urbanity-an-exploration-of-water-in-city-life-tickets-27729153645