Urban Research at Cambridge: City Seminar Workshop

4 June 2015, 12:30 - 17:00

Room SG2, Alison Richard Building.

Registration is now closed

Deadline Thursday 28 May

Urban Research at Cambridge: end-of-year workshop for graduate students and early career researchers


The City Seminar at CRASSH would like to invite urban researchers from across the University of Cambridge to take part in a half-day workshop at the end of the academic year. Graduate students and early career researchers from all departments will have a chance to present a city-related work in progress and receive in-depth feedback.

Please note that a maximum of 20 participants will be accepted in order to ensure meaningful exchange. 

The event is free but registration is required.

Part of the City Seminar research group series


Registration and lunch


1. Conflict Fallout

  • Alex Young Il Seo (Architecture): Understanding Korean Border Through Human Habitation
  • Irit Katz-Feigis (Architecture): From Expansion to Exclusion — the Versatile Spatiality of the Exception
  • Gruia Badescu (Architecture): "Achieved with no Ambiguity": Architectural Reconstruction and Making Sense of the Past in Belgrade after the 1999 NATO Bombing

Respondent: Max Sternberg (Architecture)


2. 'Normal' conflict cities?

  • Andreas Papallas (Architecture): Terra Nullius, questioning normality. Urban rapproachment tactics for Nicosia
  • Anwar Jaber (Architecture): Displaced Capital — The development of Massioun Neighbourhood in Palestinian Ramallah

Respondent: Hanna Baumann (Architecture)


3. Urban Transformations

  • Richard Bramwell (Criminology): On The Bus My Oyster Card Goes “Ding De Diing De Ding Ding”’: Transforming the Space of London’s Public Transport
  • Andrew Hoolachan (Architecture): The ‘Nature’ of Legacy under Localism: fragmentation along the Greenway
  • Pawda Tjoa (Architecture): Marketplace Coordination as an Apparatus for Ordering

Respondent: Charlotte Lemanski (Geography)


Tea/Coffee break


4. Urban Imag(inari)es

  • Katherine Prater (Architecture): The Image of the City: Exploring Brussels's Evolving Identity through Museums and Sites of Heritage
  • Eve Avdoulos (Architecture): The Decline of Detroit: the role of representation in shaping narratives of growth and decay

Respondent: Michele Lancione (Geography)


5. Latin American Cities

  • Adriana Massidda (Architecture): Spatial Agency from the Urban Margins: The transformation of Villa Jardín (Buenos Aires, 1958-67)
  • Sergio Triana (Criminology): Context effect in the recidivism of ex-combatants in Colombia in urban and rural areas
  • Juan Fernando Bucheli (POLIS): Living together: urban quality of life in spatially segregated areas of Bogota

Respondent: Alister McFarquar (Land Economy)