UCL Urban Laboratory


Cities Methodologies 2014: Cultural Heritage, Bartlett Research Exchange

28 April 2014, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Cultural Heritage poster

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Room G.04, Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0QB

The cultural heritage constituted by our buildings and cities is becoming ever more important socially, culturally and economically across the world, precisely at a time when it is increasingly under threat of being erased through new development. These pressures have long been experienced in cities in developed western countries but now the issue is also affecting newly developing countries due to the shifts in global capital and other forces, including new patterns of tourism. How should we be investigating the built cultural heritage around the world under these conditions, and what kinds of strategies and policies ought we to be advocating?

This event is an opportunity for researchers in The Bartlett to explain the methods and findings from differing research approaches to cultural heritage, with topics ranging from the study of small-scale artefacts through to buildings and urban areas around the world. In regard to London, it will also be a chance to hear about the work of the renowned Survey of London team which has recently moved to the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

The speakers are:

Dr Katherine Curran (Centre for Sustainable Heritage): Understanding and managing heritage materials, environments and values

Dr Camillo Boano (Co-director, Urban Laboratory): Everyday people, everyday places: the challenge of development planning

Survey of London TeamThe Survey of London: research traditions and techniques

All are welcome, and there will be drinks and an exhibition opening by the Survey of London afterwards in the Wates House Foyer.

This event is part of UCL Urban Laboratory's week-long Cities Methodologies programme, in conjunction with the Bartlett Research Exchange on behalf of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL. For more information, please contact Professor Murray Fraser (Urban Laboratory Steering Committe, murray.fraser@ucl.ac.uk) or Leon Campbell (The Bartlett Faculty Research Administrator, leon.campbell@ucl.ac.uk)

Cities Methodologies is an ongoing programme of events and exhibitions dedicated to presenting, sharing and experimenting with new methods of urban research. You can see the other events lined up for the week here.

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Image credit: Survey of London (Battersea Power Station, Station 'A' Control Room in 2011)