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Counterspeculations audiotour of the City of London launched

Counterspeculations audiotour of the City of London launched

17 October 2018

Welcome to the Counterspeculations audiotour, an interactive walking guide to the City of London, the square mile of England’s capital known for centuries as a hub for the development of finance capital.

Call for Papers: The Idea of the Public in Asia

05 October 2018

Chennai public space visualisation

Led by Dr Pushpa Arabindoo (Co-Director, UCL Urban Laboratory) and Dr Aurelie Varrel (French National Centre for Scientific Research), we invite expressions of interest for the below panel proposed at the International Convention ...

Histories of Global London – two new Urban Lab elective modules for UCL postgraduates

25 September 2018

Histories of Global London. Image: Rebel Space by Resolve, as part of the Brixton Design Trail and the London Design Festival 2016

UCL Urban Laboratory will deliver two new modules, Histories of Global London, 1900 to the Present (Parts 1 and Parts 1+2), available to UCL postgraduate students from January 2019.

Urban Laboratory Lecture Series Autumn 2018

17 September 2018

Urban Laboratory Lecture Series

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Urban Laboratory Lecture Series for autumn 2018, on the theme 're-visiting the urban laboratory'.

MSc Urban Studies students review Richard Florida's 'The New Urban Crisis'

05 September 2018

The New Urban Crisis: how our cities are increasing inequality, deepening segregation, and failing the middle-class – and what we can do about it

Students on the Creative Cities module of the MSc Urban Studies programme at UCL have published a review of the the latest book by author and urbanist Richard Florida in the academic journal ...

Unmoored Cities: what speculative futures exist for cities in the face of climate change?

15 August 2018

From the series ‘Tellurian Relics: Surrealist Thames-side Piers’ by architect Shaun Murray. View of the pier from Clove Hitch Quay in a northwesterly direction at Battersea Reach, on the River Thames in London (2017)

As countless studies have demonstrated, cities are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Indeed, many of the world’s cities are at risk of becoming ‘unmoored’, whether literally sunk beneath rising ...

Ben Campkin appointed Professor in latest UCL staff promotions

26 July 2018

Professor Ben Campkin

Congratulations to former UCL Urban Laboratory Director Ben Campkin, who has been appointed to the position of Professor of History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism in the latest round of staff promotions ...

Urban Pamphleteer #7, LGBTQ+ Night-time Spaces: Past, Present & Future published online and in print

24 July 2018

Cover pages from Urban Pamphleteer #7 LGBTQ+ Night-Time Spaces

UCL Urban Laboratory has published the seventh issue in the Urban Pamphleteer series, gathering perspectives, provocations and vignettes on London’s LGBTQ+ night-time spaces, past, present and future.

UCL Urban Laboratory launches survey on future research and activities

23 July 2018

Chardine Taylor-Stone presents at UCL Urban Laboratory's Queer night scenes event at the Museum of London on 13 February 2018

Since launching in 2005, UCL Urban Laboratory has experimented with methods of critical, creative, interdisciplinary, and outward-facing urban research. Bringing together work across the arts and sciences, it has made a major contribution ...

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Gothenburg Design Week: Queer heritage and its contradictions

Gothenburg Design Week: Queer heritage and its contradictions

24 October 2018

Urban Pamphleteer will feature in this panel event organised by Curating the City at the University of Gothenburg Centre for Critical Heritage Studies as part of the Gothenburg Design Week on Wednesday 24 ...

Valeria Ribeiro Corossacz - Urban Laboratory Lecture Series

30 October 2018

Urban Laboratory Lecture Series - Valeria Ribeiro Corossacz

White Middle-Class households: race, class and sex inequalities in the urban landscape of Rio de Janeiro

Urban Lab Films: The Experimental City

08 November 2018

The Experimental City headlines collage

In the 1960s, renowned scientist, inventor and comic-strip author Athelstan Spilhaus, dreams of a new kind of city environment. Alarmed by a growing environmental crisis in America, he designs a domed metropolis where ...

Dark is the night: in conversation

09 November 2018

Dark street in the East End © Museum of London, circa 1990

Urban Laboratory Co-Director Prof Matthew Beaumont takes part in a conversation at the Museum of London, to accompany their ongoing exhibition London Nights.

Andy Pratt - Urban Laboratory Lecture Series

13 November 2018

Urban Laboratory Lecture Series - Andy Pratt

Knowledge curation as a relational and an embedded process

Sarah Marie Hall - Urban Laboratory Lecture Series

27 November 2018

Urban Laboratory Lecture Series - Sarah Marie Hall

"It died once at playgroup, I didn’t know what to do": towards vital, vibrant and material geographies of the mobile phone in austerity

Patricia Noxolo - Urban Laboratory Lecture Series

11 December 2018

Urban Laboratory Lecture Series - Patricia Noxolo

Flat Out! Dancing the City at a Time of Austerity

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