UCL Urban Laboratory


Night Times - virtual event

13 May 2020, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

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Online panel featuring contributions from an exciting range of academics, activists, artists, practitioners, and writers, as part of the Night Scenes event series.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Lo Marshall


14.00 BST
15.00 CEST
09.00 EDT
21.00 CST

Night Scenes is a series of events examining how night spaces have been imagined, produced, experienced and narrated in European cities by communities who have mobilised around particular migrant identities or histories. These events are linked to a three-year transdisciplinary European research project - NITE - exploring nocturnal public spaces in eight European cities (Aarhus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Cork, Galway, Lisbon, London, Rotterdam). The project, and events, set out to explore night-time urban settings in their complexity as sites of crisis and regeneration, memory and heritage, visibility and invisibility, community solidarity and growth, and to contribute evidence from the arts and humanities to policy and wider debates on cities at night.


  • Zoe Adjonyoh (Writer, chef, founder - Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen) - Did I Coalesce in the Gentrification of Brixton?
  • Ella Harris (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Birkbeck) and Mark Knightley (Co-artistic Director, Crowded Room) - Pop-up Nights as Compensatory Urbanism
  • Emilia Smeds (Research Assistant, UCL Centre for Transport Studies) - Night-time Mobilities and (In)justice in London
  • Alessio Kolioulis (Teaching Fellow, Development Planning Unit, UCL) - Democratise the Night: Dance music as a 'right to the city' against the financialisation of night-time

Part of the Night Scenes virtual event series, 30 April - 15 May 2020. All events are free but require registration. Links to access events will be emailed to registered attendees the day before each event. Please contact urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk if you require assistance.