23 November 2011
Over a hundred people came along to the Bartlett on 29 November for the launch of the new Urban Constellations book.
Urban Constellations brings together five years of work and ideas associated with the UCL Urban Laboratory, which was set up in 2005 as a unique collaboration between four different faculties for urban teaching and research.
This collection reflects an array of disciplines at UCL that have engaged with the Urban Laboratory ranging from architecture and engineering to anthropology and film studies.
The essay collection, edited by Mathew Gandy (UCL Geography), brings together a range of cutting-edge international experts on cities, urbanisation and urban culture. Contributors from the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment include Prof Iain Borden, Prof Jane Rendell and Dr Ben Campkin from the School of Architecture; Michael Edwards and Prof Mark Tewdr-Jones from the School of Planning and Bartlett graduates Louis Moreno (MA Architectural History) and Johan Anderson (PhD Planning).
The global scope of the collection includes essays on Berlin, Chicago, and London, as well as less extensively studied cities such as Chennai, Jakarta, and Lagos.
For more information about the Urban Constellations book, please visit the Urban Laboratory website.