UCL Urban Laboratory


SPACE magazine publishes Urban Laboratory research in April 2016 issue

26 April 2016

SPACE magaine, front cover, April 2016

Research conducted at the UCL Urban Laboratory features in the April 2016 issue of influentual South Korean architectural and cultural magazine SPACE, currently celebrating it's 50th anniversary. The essays, guest edited by former Urban Laboratory visiting researcher Jeong Hye Kim, features work by Max Colson and Ollie Palmer, David Roberts, and Rodrigo Firmino.

The focus of the text is art's engagement with urban space. The essays attempt an alternative interdisciplinary approach to broaden the meanings of art in urban space and understand art as a part of a specific yet broader urban fabric. The feature examines how artists explore the urban spaces that have been laid to waste throughout the modern and postmodern era, thinking through what public space means today and considering how artists research the security issue in privatized-public space, through an interview with former Urban Laboratory Artist-in-Residence Max Colson.

The three articles featuring Urban Laboratory research are:

  • Invisible Surplus Space: Art in Urban Settings
  • Again, What is Public Space?: The Neoliberal City and Security Systems
  • Interview│Max Colson: The Ruse of Invisibility

You can find full-text of the articles in SPACE issue April 2016, Vol. 581.

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