// A pick of the UK’s best upcoming events exploring cities, urbanism, architecture and urban life  //


17 // Penny Woolcock: Fantastic Cities: Modern Art Oxford presents an exhibition from artist and director Penny Woolcock exploring personal stories of how power and influence impact marginalised communities in Oxford and Los Angeles (Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, November 17 – March 3)

19 // Our City: Is Architecture Under Control?: Chaired by Thinking City editor Francesca Perry, this event – the sixth in the popular Negroni Talks series – will explore how much agency architects can, or should, have in making and remaking the city (Ombra, London, November 19)

20 // Peri-Urban Futures: Join Shared Assets and the Plunkett Foundation for an interactive and participative day exploring the opportunities, challenges and possibilities for sustainable peri-urban futures (HUB Birmingham, Birmingham, November 20)

21 // Sharing Oxford – Activating our Urban Commons: Tom Llewellyn, author of new book ‘Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons’, will argue that many of the biggest challenges facing cities today have the potential to mitigated by the efficient and equitable sharing of vital resources with each other (Makespace Oxford, Oxford, November 21)

24 // The Collective City: This one-day symposium at Second Home explores the power of collective consciousness and action. Through a mixture of talks and activities, it hopes to co-create a vision for an urban future that’s more inclusive, equitable and harmonious (Second Home Spitalfields, London, November 24)



03 // Cities and colonialism: How have the urban spaces of Lisbon, Cairo and Jerusalem been shaped by colonialism? This panel discussion at the Royal Academy will explore the impact of colonialism on contemporary urban landscapes (Royal Academy of Arts, London, December 3)

04 // Is the City Working?: How is the changing nature of work and business impacting our cities? Join Gensler for an evening talk examining cities through the lens of work (Gensler offices, London, December 4)

04 // Thinkspace: Infrastructure, Citizenship, and Urban Culture: This panel will discuss urban infrastructure as part of the public sphere, and as an essential part of urban citizenship, from the angle of both ‘hard’ and ‘social’ infrastructures (The Bartlett UCL, London, December 4)

06 // Sex and the City of Leeds: Dr Kate Lister explores the hidden history of sex in the city of Leeds, looking at early records of sex work, tracing the city’s efforts at regulation, healthcare and abolition to the present day, and shining a light on a little-known history of Leeds (Leeds City Museum, Leeds, December 6)

10 // Towards the Collective City: Architect and researcher Eleni Katrini, presents her work on commons, sharing, and urban ecology, including insights from her research examining the relationship between space and sharing culture (The Cass, London, December 10)

17 // Urban agriculture, health and history: In this lecture, Andrea Gaynor explores how we can use history to inspire and inform urban food production for resilient, sustainable and healthy cities (University of Bristol, Bristol, December 17)

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