Urban Salon: 

a London forum for architecture, cities and international urbanism


The Urban Salon is a London based seminar series aimed at scholars, artists, practitioners and others who are exploring urban experiences within an international and comparative frame.


The seminars are informal and open, with relatively short presentations supporting circulated or visual material and plenty of time for discussion. We want to allow the diversity of urban experiences in different contexts to inform thinking about cities; we hope that narratives taken-for-granted in one context will disturb and be disrupted by experiences in other places. Or that accounts of the circulations of people and practices will expose commonalities across apparently quite divergent contexts.


All the while, we want to decentre the dominance of European and North American urban experiences in understanding urbanity, while keeping them in sight, but coming to them through a wider world of cities and urban experience.


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Monday, 21st September 2020
UCL Urban Laboratory
c/o UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management
2nd Floor
1-19 Torrington Place
London WC1E 7HB
020 7679 1890
E-mail urbanlaboratory[at]
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Last updated: 21st April 2020