UCL Urban Laboratory


Launch of Postgrad Urbanists, invitation to participate

17 May 2021

We excited to launch Postgrad Urbanists, a new interdisciplinary academic forum organised by students associated with the UCL Urban Laboratory.

Postgrad Urbanists

This student-led network supports and promotes the dissemination and discussion of PhD and Masters level urban research in a friendly and constructive atmosphere, by providing open and informal outlets in which to air theoretical, practical and methodological questions and issues amongst peers. Under a new name, it continues and expands the invaluable work established over a decade by the Stadtkolloquium doctoral network, supported by Urban Lab (http://www.stadtkolloquium.co.uk/home).

It aims to generate lively discussion on diverse urban questions across disciplines which reflect the interests of the Urban Laboratory, including but not limited to, Geography, Architecture, Anthropology, Literature, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, History, Environmental Studies, Film, Health Sciences, Fine Arts, Planning, and Engineering. 

As well as organising larger public events, the network will run individual colloquia and feedback sessions, host reading groups, encourage the sharing of event details and reference materials and foster collaborative projects. It is open to Postgrad Urbanists across and beyond UCL.

We are currently recruiting a steering committee of postgraduate students to take this vision forward. Please contact urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk if you wish to be involved or require further information.