UCL Urban Laboratory


Imagining infrastructures

06 March 2017, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Imagining infrastructures

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British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

The modern usage of the term infrastructure has gone through a series of permutations from early emphasis on logistics, organization, and the expanding scope of technological networks to more recent interest in the intersections with landscape, ecology, and alternative theorisations of urban materiality. In this event we will explore questions relating to the meaning and conceptualisation of urban infrastructures. The question of infrastructure will serve as an entry point for wider reflections on the changing experience of nature, modernity, and urban space.

Urban Salon and The British Academy present this event as a collaboration.


  • Dr Jiat-Hwee Chang, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore
  • Professor Dr Jochen Monstadt, Chair for Governance of Urban Transitions and Dynamics, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University
  • Dr Manuel Tironi, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, P. Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Professor Jane Wolff, Associate Professor, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto
  • Professor Matthew Gandy FBA (chair), Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography, University of Cambridge

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