Events

Dictating to the Estate, a documentary play

The Urban Salon is delighted to be hosting a documentary play "Dictating to the Estate" by Nathaniel McBride, directed by Lisa Goldman and Natasha Langridge, followed by a panel discussion with Pete Apps, Inside Housing; Loretta Lees, co-organiser of the Urban Salon and outgoing Chair of the London Housing Panel; and Liam Ross, Edinburgh School of Art.

Date and time
Monday 6 June 2022. Play from 7.30 pm with panel discussion from 9.15 pm.

Location
Maxilla Social Club, 2 Maxilla Walk, London, W10 6SW (the nearest tube is Latimer Road)

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Roundtable: Living heritage and urban informalities: perspectives from Southeast Asian cities

The Urban Salon is delighted to host a roundtable discussion together with the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre (LSE SEAC) at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Bartlett Development Planning Unit at the UCL on community practice and heritage featuring the voices of researchers working on Southeast Asia.

Date and time
Monday 6th December 2021
12.30 – 2 pm (GMT); 7.30 – 9 pm (Bangkok)

Location
Online

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Roundtable: Comparative Urbanism for Southeast Asia

The renewed and sustained interest of urban theorists in comparative methodologies has generated a wealth of comparative urban research over the past two decades. However, this scholarship remains dominated by research on African and European cities, with Southeast Asia cities not especially well represented.

Date and time
Tuesday 26th October 2021
12 pm (BST)

Location
Online

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A dog’s life: canine geographies of the city

Urban Salon (London) and the Urban Futures group, King's College, present a discussion of the place of dogs in the contemporary city, addressing questions of canine agency, the way this is harnessed as labour, and the forms of violence enacted against dogs as they are divided into categories such as the dangerous stray, the working animal and the domestic pet.

Date and time
Thursday, 29th April 2021

3-4.30 pm BST

Location
Online event

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London National Park City: a panel discussion

Join us for a panel discussion on London becoming the word's first National Park City with Cara Clancy (University of Plymouth), Matthew Gandy (University of Cambridge), Daniel Raven-Ellison (Guerrilla Geographer and National Park City campaigner), Meredith Whitten (London School of Economics), and Judy Ling Wong (Black Environment Network and National Park City Foundation)

Date and time
Monday 15th March 2021
17.00 to 18.30

Location
Online event

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Theorising urban studies on/from China/Asia

One of the major on-going debates and challenges in critical urban scholarship is related to the call for de-centring knowledge production, especially the emphasis on the need of ‘theorising’ from outside the Global North. What can we learn from this endeavour to re-assert the importance of southern cities, and are there any limitations in our existing practices? Does the focus on a select number of southern cities result in replicating the extant shortfalls of urban studies from the Global North?

Date and time
25 February 2021
2-3.30 PM GMT

Location
Online event

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The post-covid city?

In this first Urban Salon since covid hit we consider the post-covid future of cities in London and beyond, critically evaluating Florida’s proclamation by zooming in on 3 themes – urban public space, tourism, and young people.

Date and time
Thursday 21st January 2021
17:00-18:30 (GMT)

Location
Online event

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