This workshop examined both the temporality and spatiality of urban violence. It sought to highlight the location of violence in urban space, from the street to the square, from the workplace to the home, and from the margins to the center. It also aimed to examine the position of violence in urban time, from past to future, from night to day, and from chronic to intermittent. The discussion will explore how the spatial and temporal dimensions of urban violence organise both the experience of violence as well as attempts to negotiate, reduce, or prevent it. How violence shapes processes of urbanisation and practices of everyday urban life is a question that will be examined across a range of contexts.
The Urban Uncertainty workshop series is an integral part of LSE Cities’ collaborative investigation into emerging ways of envisioning and governing the future of cities. Each session focuses on a different dimension of urban uncertainty, from health and housing to crime and climate, and brings together scholars from a handful of disciplines whose work converges on common themes. Events are open to the public but are kept deliberately small in order to encourage focused conversation.