UCL Urban Laboratory


Urban Rooms: Past - Present - Future exhibition on display until 18 May 2018

14 May 2018

Urban Rooms: Past-Present-Future exhibition

As part of 
UCL's new campus development in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, UCL Urban Laboratory and partners are proposing an Urban Room for east London - a public-facing exhibition and multi-purpose space for discussion, connection and engagement on cities and urban life.

To inform the vision for this new space, a public exhibition of current proposals for urban rooms in Britain has been put on display, alongside archive material from previous incarnations.

Urban Rooms: Past - Present - Future includes opportunities to feedback on the urban room concept, with visitors encouraged to reflect on what objects or activities you would like to see within an urban room to help engage people with their locality. The exhibition is also an opportunity to pick up a copy of the fifth edition of UCL Urban Laboratory's Urban Pamphleteer series, Global Education for Urban Futures.

The exhibition follows a one-day symposium on the past, present and future of urban rooms and civic schools in the UK, which included a keynote lecture by Christine Gaspar from the Centre for Urban Pedagogy in New York, who spoke about how the nonprofit organisation uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. 

The exhibition is curated and built by Sol Perez Martinez, with the assistance of Rachel Tyler and Jordan Rowe. Financial support from UCL Urban Laboratory and the Architecture Projects Fund of The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

The exhibition is open daily until Friday 18 May, 09.00 - 18.30 in The Bartlett, 22 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0QB.

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