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


// APRIL //

00 // Making it Happen: New Community Architecture: This free exhibition charts and celebrates the coming together of communities and architects to craft and create spaces that work for all (RIBA, London, Until April 27)

24 // BSA Cities Walk: Revisiting Gentrification – A Working-Class Perspective: Author and sociologist Kirsteen Paton leads a walk around the Glasgow neighbourhood of Partick, 10 years after her book Revisiting Gentrification examined gentrification in regenerated post-industrial neighbourhoods and how residents of Partick experienced the process. The walk will also explore the changes which have since taken place in the neighbourhood (Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, April 24)

27 // Voices of Bristol: Gentrification and Us: A launch for Henry Palmer’s new book about the changing face of Bristol. A mix of personal reflection, interviews and research, Palmer sheds light on the supposed ‘renovation’ that Bristol’s lower-income quarters have been undergoing (Waterstones, Bristol, April 27)


// MAY //

03 // Engaging in Urban Image-Making: A symposium opening up the dialogue about how we engage with urban life in our contemporary image-making practices, and the impact of neoliberal urban policies on the development of our cities (Goldsmiths, University of London, May 3)

07 // Building Water-Resilient Cities: The first in the Young Urbanist series exploring the relationship between water and urbanism, this evening of discussion will bring together a range of speakers tackling the challenges and opportunities around building water-resilient cities around the world (The Gallery, London, May 7)

10 // Thinking City x Assemble: Contemporary Craft in Cities: As part of London Craft Week, we will explore how contemporary craft shapes our cities, and how the contemporary city impact crafts (Sugarhouse Studios, London, May 10)

15 // Cities for Future Humans: A free conference discussing how cities will need to evolve to accommodate new human needs, specifically against the backdrop of climate change (Urban Innovation Centre, London, May 15)

18 // Play, Social Justice and Urban Space: IPA Scotland hosts this event exploring children’s use of urban space in contested cities and what role adults have in shaping this. With speakers sharing perspectives from Scotland and India (Bellfield, Edinburgh, May 18)

23 // Shaping Architecture for Urban Being: As part of Clerkenwell Design Week, this event will explore how the use colour can bring positive change to the urban environment (Spa Fields Park, London, May 23)

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