Inaugurated in 2009, Cities Methodologies is a pan-UCL initiative to showcase innovative methods of urban research. Through exhibits and events, it draws together undergraduate, masters, and doctoral research, alongside work produced by academics, and the wider community of urban researchers. Proposals are invited from UCL staff, students and alumni, and other researchers who are developing and using innovative methods to understand cities and urbanization.
Cities Methodologies aims to promote cross- and inter-disciplinary work, and to showcase recent research on a wide range of cities. Visitors to Cities Methodologies encounter diverse methods of urban research in juxtaposition‚ from archival studies to statistical analyses, practice-led art and design work to oral history, writing, walking, film-making and photography.
Proposals for exhibits and events that engage with the city are invited from any discipline.
This year we are particularly‚ though not exclusively‚ interested in receiving proposals related to the themes of:
Collaborative/public methods for urban research
Mega events and urban change
Housing and dishousing
We are not able to contribute towards the costs of production or display of exhibits.
We also invite proposals for a UCL undergraduate, postgraduate or graduate student to collate an experimental public archive of Cities Methodologies 2012 and its associated visual/audio/textual data (a modest budget is available to support this – include a request with your proposal).
Further details and the proposal form are available via the UCL Urban Laboratory website. www.ucl.ac.uk/urbanlab
To submit a proposal please complete the form and follow the submission instructions, returning it to:
Laura Hirst, Urban Laboratory Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st May 2012, 5pm.
Joint and group applications are particularly welcomed.
1st May, deadline for Cities Methodologies proposals.
1st to 21st May, proposals reviewed.
30th May, interviews
31st May, successful proposals announced.
2nd July, exhibits delivered to Slade Research Centre
2nd to 4th July, exhibition installed.
4th July, evening, exhibition opens.
4th to 7th July, exhibition and events continue.
7th July, exhibition closes.
7th July, exhibition dismantled.
Prof John Aiken, Slade School of Fine Art
Dr Pushpa Arabindoo, UCL Urban Laboratory/Geography
Dr Ben Campkin, UCL Urban Laboratory/Bartlett Schoolof Architecture (Chair)
Dr Ger Duijzings, UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies
Dr Andrew Harris, UCL Urban Laboratory/Geography
Laura Hirst (Secretary), UCL Urban Laboratory
Kieren Reed, Slade School of Fine Art
Dr Joy Sleeman, Slade School of Fine Art (TBC)
For general queries regarding Cities Methodologies please contact email@example.com
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