UCL Urban Laboratory


Insect City 

October 2011

A one-day interdisciplinary academic symposium exploring the relationships between insects and cities across the arts and sciences, convened by Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL English Department) and Dr Ben Campkin and hosted at the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology and Arup Phase2 Gallery. Sessions led by scientists, medical historians, urbanists and artists were followed by a presentation of a specially commissioned short story by speculative fiction writer China Miéville. A report of the event was published shortly afterwards.