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

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

15 August 2018

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 ...

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 ...

Urban Laboratory research contributes to UCL placing on Stonewall’s Top 100 employers list

12 July 2018

Staff and students from UCL marching at Pride in London on 7 July 2018

UCL Urban Laboratory’s research on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) nightlife spaces in London, led by Dr Ben Campkin and Laura Marshall, has contributed to UCL’s successful placing ...

Dr Ben Campkin contributes to Urban Omnibus series on queer spaces and activism

09 July 2018

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan shakes hands and takes photos with organizers before London Pride march on July 8, 2017. Photo by Ashley Van Haeften via Flickr

Can governments be forces for good when it comes to the design, planning, and management of protected queer spaces at the scale of the city? Dr Ben Campkin, Urban Laboratory Co-Director, has contributed ...

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Re-engineering Engineering: from buildings to communities

Re-engineering Engineering: from buildings to communities

06 September 2018

UCL Urban Laboratory Co-Director Professor Sarah Bell will deliver her inaugural lecture on Thursday 6 September from 17:30 to 20:30. 

Film in Place

07 September 2018

Home of the Resistance

Architecture and film are both based in space, movement and time as well as both responding to the human condition in narrative form.

Home of the Resistance + Uppland at Open City Documentary Festival

09 September 2018

Home of the Resistance

In Kumrovec in 1974, communist authorities built the Memorial Home for WWII Resistance Fighters and Youth of Yugoslavia, a building that has lain dormant since its closure in 1991. Ivan Ramljak’s atmospheric ...

Nightwalking with Matthew Beaumont

14 September 2018

Holloway Road nocturnal walk

How does walking at night reveal a different side to the city? Organised by the Design Museum, join Urban Laboratory Co-Director Prof Matthew Beaumont on a walking tour to explore the relationships between ...

Stadtklang: Inner City Pressure

07 October 2018

Dizzee Rascal and Wiley in London, August 2002 (Dave Tonge/Getty Images, image provided by publisher HarperCollins)

Journalist and writer Dan Hancox will join us at the next Stadtklang music evening at the Arcola Theatre Bar in Dalston to discuss and explore his critically acclaimed book Inner City Pressure: The ...

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.

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