UCL Department of Geography


Night Views

13 November 2018

End-of-year event for MSc Urban Studies programme

Night Views

‘Urban night’ was the theme adopted for the UCL Geography MSc Urban Studies course during 2017/18. This offered a focus for exploring cross-disciplinary themes in teaching and research, as well as a topic of considerable current policy and practitioner interest.

Jordan Rowe and Mia Rafalowicz-Campbell helped organise an end-of-year event in the Bartlett School of Architecture, which allowed the group to share its work on the London night with UCL staff, alumni and external practitioners, as well as to celebrate finishing the course.

The session featured two short presentations, one from Amy Lamé, about her role as London’s first ‘Night Czar’, and the other by Professor Matthew Beaumont (UCL English), on the importance of the night in urban literature. KERB street food, founded by two Urban Studies alumni, helped cater the event, with assistance from the UCL Urban Lab.

In February, a collective response had been submitted to the GLA’s Night-time Commission consultation (.pdf) . There is also a collectively created Spotify playlist on the urban night.