UCL Urban Laboratory

Mr Jordan Rowe

Mr Jordan Rowe

Project Administrator

Dept of Geography

Faculty of S&HS

Joined UCL
15th Nov 2013


Jordan is a writer, curator and researcher on urban culture, nights, heritage and identities. He is the Centre Manager of UCL Urban Laboratory, a cross-disciplinary research centre for the study of cities and urbanisation, and project coordinator for the European Research Council grant ‘Making Africa Urban’, led by Prof Jennifer Robinson.

He has been a regular contributor to talks, panels, roundtables and crits on the creative city, situated practice, night spaces, gentrification, the urban essay film, and queer urbanisms, and is also a Young Urbanist at The Academy of Urbanism.

At UCL he is the point of contact for the Urban Laboratory, project managing activities in coordination with the Director and Co-Directors, maintains and fosters new collaborations and partnerships, and is head of the Lab's communication.

A UCL graduate with a background in History and Urban Studies, he has presented, chaired panels and been an invited contributor to events and workshops on a range of themes. Originating from work undertaken on modernist housing estates, using inter-war Berlin as a case study, his current interest focuses on city museums and their relationship to and engagement with the contemporary city.