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


00 // The City is Ours: An exhibition exploring the pleasures and challenges of urban living through a range of digital and physical interactives and films. Highlights ways in which communities and governments are working to improve city life, from reducing food waste to creating better transport systems (The Museum of London, UK, Until January 2)

00 // Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism: The first of its kind, Seoul’s architecture and urbanism biennale takes as its theme “imminent commons”, exploring it through exhibitions and public events and reflecting on contemporary urbanism both in Seoul and globally (Seoul, South Korea, Until November 5)

00 // Chicago Architecture Biennial: Exploring the theme “Make New History”, a series of installations, performances, talks, films, exhibition will examine how the latest architecture can and will make new history in places around the world (Across Chicago, US, Until January 7)

00 // London Symphony: A brand new city symphony film – a silent movie that takes a poetic journey through the life of a city  – has been created by Alex Barrett focusing on London. Screenings take place across the UK throughout autumn and winter – see full schedule here (UK, Until February 23)

17 // Night moves: understanding and shaping transport and mobility at night: A symposium aimed at mapping out a framework for understanding ‘transport at night’, acknowledging the growing importance of the night-time economy. With a keynote from London ‘night czar’ Amy Lamé (UCL, London, UK, October 17)

18-19 // City Rising: Community Coalition host a two-day screening of City Rising, a documentary series that examining gentrification in the US. The film follows the journey of California communities that are fighting displacement (Community Coalition, LA, US, October 18-19)

The Alexandra Road Estate, London, designed by Neave Brown. © Kate McMillan/RIBA

26 // Mapping Edinburgh’s Social History: Informing the Cityscape of Today: Professor Richard Rodger will explore how an understanding of the ways spaces and places were designed and developed in Edinburgh is crucial to understanding the contemporary city in terms of identity and civic engagement (City Chambers, Edinburgh, UK, October 26)

27 // An evening with Neave Brown: The Architecture Foundation hosts a discussion with Neave Brown, the esteemed architect of postwar public housing in Britain and the winner of the 2017 RIBA Gold Medal for Architecture (Hackney Empire, London, UK, October 27)

28 // Artists’ Spaces and Gentrification: A Grand Alternative?: A lively discussion tackling the issue of the relationship between artists and gentrification in Manchester (Phoenix House, Manchester, October 28)

28 // The Architecture of Money: As part of their ‘Tale of Three Cities’ walking tour series exploring London, join the London Architecture Guide for a tour around London’s Square Mile, learning about the evolution of architecture made for banking and finance in the UK capital (London, UK, October 28)

30 // Architecture and eroticism: In this debate architects and curators will explore the erotic dimension of contemporary architecture and how sexuality can be a vital source of inspiration for architects working today (Royal Academy, London, UK, October 30)


08 // Cultural Cities – Cultivating Connections between People and Place: Arts and Cultural leaders, Architects, Designers and Producers come together to explore the creative capacity of our cities, who our public spaces belong to and how communities are empowered by culture (Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK, November 8)

11 // The Shard: Financing Space and Life: An afternoon panel on urban space, financialisation, and regulation, along with a screening of the meditative film Vertical Horizons: Living With The Shard in The City by Tom Wolseley (Birkbeck Cinema, London, UK, November 11)

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