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24 January | Building Knowledge
Architect Anupama Kundoo will present her work while discussing the potential of architecture to engage with, and address the complex intersections of urbanisation, people, technologies, resources and environment within the context of growing affordability issues, not only in money terms. Her practice, the result of her quest for knowledge to build appropriately, also considers every project as an opportunity to build knowledge and build community in order to empower people in the process of achieving affordable built spaces. The talk will be followed by a discussion chaired by Ricky Burdett, with Shumi Bose, Senior Lecturer co-ordinating Contextual Studies for BA Architecture at Central Saint Martins, as respondent.
31 January | The Quito Papers: Towards the open city (London)
Film screening and discussion hosted by Theatrum Mundi
“The Quito Papers” is a research collaboration between Theatrum Mundi, NYU and UN-Habitat, developed in the run-up to the United Nations Habitat III conference held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. With funding from the Kaifeng Foundation, Theatrum Mundi – based at LSE Cities and New York University – presents “The Quito Papers: towards the open city” film, directed by Dom Bagnato and Cassim Shepard, with the collaboration of filmmakers in Beijing, Karachi, Lagos, London, New York, Quito, São Paulo and Mexico City. A discussion will follow with the papers’ authors – Ricky Burdett, Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett – and will be chaired by Wendy Pullan, Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies and Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge.
25 February | London: Bike city? LSE Literary Festival discussion
Discussion of the LSE Cities Literary Festival series hosted by LSE Cities and LSE Sustainability Team
All over the country, cycling is growing fast as a spectator sport and pastime. In London, it is also booming as a transport choice, spurred on by packed tubes and shiny new cycle lanes. What’s the appeal? Physical thrill? Mindful flow? Simple practicality? Nonconformity? Our panel consider why cycling got this big and what its future is in London. Can it get too popular and are we headed for civil war on the roads? What would we need to make London a cycling utopia?
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