UCL Urban Laboratory


Urban Pamphleteer #5 launch: Global Education for Urban Futures

17 September 2015, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Urban Pamphleteer #5 launch: Global Education for Urban Futures

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The Bartlett, 140 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2BX

Join us for the launch of Urban Pamphleteer #5: Global Education for Urban Futures, on Thursday 17 September in The Bartlett's temporary space at 140 Hampstead Road.

Urban Pamphleteer is a series of publications that confront key contemporary urban questions from diverse perspectives. Written in a direct and accessible tone, these pamphlets draw on the history of radical pamphleteering as a tool for instigating change.

This issue aims to stimulate a critical discussion about the future of higher education focused on cities and urbanisation. What challenges do trends in global urban theory, policy and development pose for contemporary educational practice? What are the origins, institutional contexts and futures of international approaches to urban higher education? What good models exist that best facilitate working across different geographical contexts?

These are the questions our contributors address. The issue features projects that document, contextualise and comment on existing pedagogies and teaching, as well as critiques of existing models, and suggestions of future challenges and opportunities. It highlights innovative, critical and speculative pedagogies that are inter- and trans-disciplinary, practice-oriented, and comparative; and which help to facilitate international collaboration through visual methods and digital platforms.

Global Education for Urban Futures is guest edited by Paola Alfaro d'Alençon (Technische Universität Berlin), Ben Campkin (University College London), Rupali Gupte (Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute, Mumbai), Solam Mkhabela (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg), Johannes Novy (Technische Universität Berlin), and Mika Savela (The Chinese University of Hong Kong). The series editors are Ben Campkin and Rebecca Ross (University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins).

The launch is open to all. Drinks will be provided. Food from Jamon Jamon will be available.

Urban Pamphleteer #5 is supported by the UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities and the Urban Lab+ International Network of Urban Laboratories.