UCL Urban Laboratory


Dark is the night: in conversation

09 November 2018, 6:30 pm–9:15 pm

Dark street in the East End © Museum of London, circa 1990

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Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

Urban Laboratory Co-Director Prof Matthew Beaumont takes part in a conversation at the Museum of London, to accompany their ongoing exhibition London Nights.

Chaired by photographer, writer, curator and lecturer Lewis Bush, the panel discussion and Q&A will explore the darker side of London at night, alongside an opportunity to visit the exhibition.

The panel will include:

  • Mitra Tabrizan, whose project 'you don't know what nights are like?' commissioned by Art on the Underground, depicts the marginalised and often invisible night-time workers of the city
  • Matthew Beaumont, author and academic, will speak about his book Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London, which explores the mysterious and frequently threatening nature of the night in London from the Middle Ages to the present day
  • Rut Blees Luxemburg, leading night-time photographer, whose work explores London by night, using long exposure times to illuminate that which is overlooked in the city

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Image: Dark street in the East End © Museum of London, circa 1990