UCL Urban Laboratory


Introduction to the Urban Lab for new and returning UCL students

25 September 2017

As induction week begins for newly arriving UCL students, we have produced an introduction pack to the UCL Urban Laboratory, covering our history, current activities, and how students can get involved in our work

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You can download the introduction pack here (pdf).

New and returning UCL students are also encourgaed to attend our introduction to UCL Urban Laboratory on Tuesday 3 October. Please reserve a place on Eventbrite.

Slides from the presentation are now available (pdf) and a recording of the presentation by Dr Ben Campkin is available on Vimeo, using the password stadtklang.

Formed in 2005 with the intention of bringing together the best urban teaching and research at UCL, we are at the forefront of critical and creative urban knowledge exchange, thinking, engagement and practice internationally. Our activities currently focus on six key areas:

  • housing and dishousing
  • ecology and metabolism
  • change and crisis
  • imagination and design
  • data and place
  • citizenship and cosmopolitanism

Recent projects have included research on the decline of LGBTQI night-time venues in London; research on universities roles as actors in the regeneration processes of cities; a mapping  exercise of cultural infrastructure in the environs of London's Olympic Park; and working with an artist-in-residence to produce a meditative film on the Shard that questions the relationship between the individual and the larger global dynamics of finance in the City.

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