Sensing the Urban in London, Tokyo and Other Global Cities: Six Themes and Tools

Open Lecture

What makes up a truly exciting city and architecture? How might they truly stimulate us, in all our senses, from the intellectual to the instinctive, the visual to the sensual, the artistic to the analytical? This talk suggests six themes and tools by which we might investigate such concerns, and draws upon examples ranging from public monuments and art projects, to representations in film and architecture, to spatial activities such as skateboarding and urban picknicking.

Iain Borden is Head of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where he is Professor of Architecture and Urban Culture.

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    Iain Borden is Head of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where he is Professor of Architecture and Urban Culture. An architectural historian and urban commentator, his wide-ranging interests have lead to publications on critical theory, philosophy, boundaries and surveillance, Henri Lefebvre and Georg Simmel, film and architecture, gender and architecture, body spaces and the experience of space.
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