UCL Urban Laboratory


DPU summerLab 2016 applications open and 2015 publication available

22 April 2016

Applications are open for the sixth year of the Development Planning Unit's (DPU) summerLab series

DPU summerLab 2016

summerLab is a unique platform for one-week design workshops in urban contested spacesm, with sessions geared toward professionals and students with an interest in studying the built environment and its contested narratives of transformation.

This year's schedule is as follows:

San Juan - Reactivating Disperse Urbanisms: 29 August - 3 September
Beirut - Riverside Ecologies and Contested Waterscapes: 5 - 10 September
Palermo - Emergent Migrant Topographies: 5 - 10 September
Barcelona - Conflicting Diversities: 19 - 24 September
London - Heritage in Transformation: 19 - 24 September

For further information please visit the summerLab pages on the DPU website or follow them on Facebook.

The application deadline for all summerLab workshops is Monday 4 July 2016.

The DPU summerLab 2015 series pamphlet is also now available to read online via issuu. The sixty-page-tabloid publication is edited by Giorgio Talocci and Camillo Boano and features work and reflections from last year's workshops, reflecting around the ethos of design research.