UCL Urban Laboratory


Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies

Edited anthology from UCL Urban Laboratory showcases the exciting ways urbanists are responding to the variety and dynamism of contemporary cities across the globe

Engaged Urbanism, 'Ninth workshop on the balcony of Samuel House performing the history of public housing in London', Credit: Fugitive Images

25 November 2016

Edited by Ben Campkin and Ger Duijzings

How can we understand the variety and dynamism of contemporary cities and urban experience across the globe?

In this handbook of collaborative and experimental research practices, over forty contributors provide succinct, frank and carefully illustrated commentaries on the trials and successes of risk-taking research – from Beirut to Johannesburg, Kisumu, London, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro. They reveal how they collaborate across fields of expertise, inventing or adapting methods to bespoke situations and common challenges. At once theorists, artists, designers, or activists, what binds them is a commitment to better, fairer, cities.

The book represents just a small selection of some of the many excellent contributions to our Cities Methodologies exhibition programme.

The book was launched in London at the Free Word Centre on 9 December 2016.

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Publisher: I.B. Tauris

Published: 25 November 2016

Format: Paperback

ISBN 9781784534592