UCL Urban Laboratory


In Practice: Student Showcase

06 September 2023–28 October 2023, 10:00 am–6:00 pm

Student Showcase work example

We invite you to explore work from our postgraduate students MASc Global Urbanism, as well as those studying MA Public History and MSc Connected Environments

This event is free.

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Kara Blackmore


Urban Room
1 Pool Street
E20 2AF
United Kingdom

This showcase brings together student work from three postgraduate programmes: Public History, Global Urbanism, and Connected Enviornments. The range of presentations demonstrates their approaches to understanding today's social challenges relating to memory, identity, urban change, and technology.

All three programmes are located in the new UCL East and engage with the context of the area through site-based learning, and collaborations with local oraganisations and communities. 

About the UCL Urban Room

Located at One Pool Street, the public-facing UCL Urban Room hosts events, exhibitions, workshops and engagement with local stakeholders, professional audiences, and the wider public. Exploring the impact of industry, globalisation, regeneration and gentrification on the six Olympic Park boroughs and their people, UCL Urban Room is a partnership between UCL Urban Laboratory, The Bartlett, School for the Creative and Cultural Industries and UCL Library Services: Special Collections.

About the MA in Public History

The MA in Public History combines cutting-edge, research-led knowledge of the way history is produced and engaged with in public contexts, with training in the practices through which public historical understanding is created and communicated. Students benefit from UCL’s rich experience working with national heritage institutions, museums, and media outlets, as well as local communities in London, and from the university’s own role as a public history provider (through its three on-campus museums and special collections). They work with internationally recognised practitioner-researchers in the fields of oral history, documentary film and radio, exhibition curation, digital history, historical dramatisation, and heritage-making. 

About the MASc in Global Urbanism

The Bartlett’s Global Urbanism MASc is the first urban Master’s degree to cut radically across arts, humanities, social sciences and technology studies, giving you the opportunity to specialise in urbanism as a challenge-driven and practice-oriented transdisciplinary field. Drawing from the distinctive breadth of UCL’s urban expertise, the programme equips students with state-of-the-art knowledge of urbanism – a term that embraces the social and cultural life of cities, and the numerous approaches and practices which set out to understand and shape urban futures.

About the MSc in Connected Environments 

The programme addresses the increasing demand for a skill set in programming, data capture and visualization, and prototyping. With a focus on research challenges relating to the infrastructure required to instrument our built and natural environments, the programme builds upon the excellence and expertise of CASA.

For more information email urbanroom@ucl.ac.uk