Monthly Archives: July 2013

MSc City Design students launch new blog Urban Controversies

17 July 2013

Students from our MSc City Design programme launch new blog Urban Controversies. The blog seeks to explore the definition and implications of urban controversies; current posts include ‘Who’s the City For?‘ a contribution from Bogotá, ‘Eyes on the Storm‘, exploring natural disasters in New York and ‘Taksim: uncovering the pressure cooker’ examining recent conflict in Istanbul.

If you would like to contribute please email the editors at

Richard Sennett at Berliner Festspiele

15 July 2013

On 13 July Richard Sennett  and Saskia Sassen spoke at the Berliner Festspiele, a two day cooperation between Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Entitled ‘The Bet – a study on doubt, contingency and meaning in economy and society’, the weekend of performances merged theatre, art and theory. For more information click here.

Suzi Hall workshop exploring creative economies in Peckham

9 July 2013

On Monday 8 July, Suzi Hall participated in the Peckham Town Centre Workshop, a community initiative organised by Peckham Vision to explore connections between diverse creative economies including traders and artists. Suzi presented a talk on “The Creative Vitality of Rye Lane: Exploring cultural intersections”.

For more details about Peckham Vision, you can find their website here:

Catastrophic Urbanism: Disaster, Emergency, Cities

5 July 2013

Kavita Ramakrishnan, PhD Candidate, Geography, University of Cambridge and Research Affiliate, LSE Cities, reflects on the recent ‘Catastrophic Urbanism: Disaster, Emergency, Cities’ workshop held at LSE Cities on 30 April. You can download a PDF summary here.

Theatrum Mundi in Icon Magazine

4 July 2013

Theatrum Mundi project, ‘Spaces-in-Between: The City Becoming’, is featured in Icon Magazine’s upcoming issue July 2013. ‘Spaces-in-Between: The City Becoming’ was a six-day ideas camp in Copenhagen’s temporary structure, the Dome of Visions that sought to transform and rethink in-between spaces in the city. For more information click here.