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2010 Workshop

The first Stadtkolloquium workshop took place on the 28th and 29th January 2010 at University College London. In total 16 presenters discussed their chosen topics for around 15 minutes before an allocated 25 minute discussion and feedback session. The presentations were divided into five sessions entitled: Urban interventions; Urban complexities; Urban political economy/ecology: growth and crisis; Writing spaces- worlds between two covers; and Ethnographic fields. The individual contributors and their paper titles are listed below.

Urban interventions: Architecture and social change

1.Anna Holder

'Initiating Architecture: Emerging Ethics of Entrepreneurial Design Praxis and the Role of the Designer in Socially Motivated Projects'
[School of Architecture, University of Sheffield]

2.Sophie Handler

'Ageing Facilities: Towards An "Elders'"Almanac Of Urban Interventions' [Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London]

Urban interventions: The Politics of Artistic Practices

3. Ashley Dawkins

'Urban Interventions: Political and Methodological Possibilities'
[Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London]

4. Joni Palmer

'The Politics of "the public": Public Art, Urban Regeneration and the Postindustrial City - The Case of Downtown Denver, CO" [University of Colorado at Boulder]

Urban complexities: Temporality, modelling and visualisation 

5. Fabian Neuhaus

'UrbanDiary - The Spatial Narrative of Everyday Life or the construction of time and space in the city' [Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London]

6. Joel Dearden

'Exploring the evolution of complex urban systems using modelling, simulation and visual analytics' [Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London]

Urban complexities: Practicing the City

7. Beatrice Ferrari

'Building a global sense of place in Beijing' [Geography and urban research lab, Chôros EPFL, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology]

8. Elena Lorenzetto

'Living suburban sprawl-a semiotic approach towards a new metropolitan condition' [Semiotics, University of Bologna, Italy]

Urban Politcal Economy/Ecology: Growth and Crisis

9.Marina Chang

'Growing a new piece of a city: an action research approach to exploring how urban agriculture can contribute to food security in contemporary London' [Development and Planning Unit, University College London]

10.Louis Moreno

'The architecture of financial crisis' [CABE/Urban Laboratory, Department of Geography, University College London

Writing Spaces: Worlds between Two Covers

11.Amy Cutler

'British urban poets and mapping from the 1970s onwards' [Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London]

12.Sandra Jasper

'Cyborg urbanization: theorizing architectural practice in the post-industrial metropolis' [Department of Geography/Bartlett School of Architecture, Urban Laboratory, University College London]

Ethnographic Fields: Identities, Communities and the 'Public Sphere'

13.Sabina Rossignoli

'Clothing styles and social marginalization - an anthropological approach to youth from the urban peripheries of Paris' [Institut für Kulturanthropologie und Europäische Ethnologie, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany]

14.Ingrid Marais

'Playing in parks: An ethnographic study of Joubert Park, Johannesburg' [Department of Anthropology, University of Johannesburg]

Ethnographic Fields: Sites of construction and spaces of informality

15.Alessandro Froldi

'Ethnography of the construction site' [Department of Civil Engineering and Social Sciences, Loughborough University]

16.Joanne Hudson

'Informal space: Creative (re)appropriations of the city' [Department of Human Geography, Manchester Metropolitan University]