skip to primary navigationskip to content

The Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies

- the research arm of the Department of Architecture

Studying at Cambridge


Cambridge City Seminars: Infrastructures of Memory

The City Seminar at Cambridge has a prominent history of exploring relevant and provocative topics in the field of urban studies with a commitment to taking an interdisciplinary perspective by bringing together theorists, practitioners and students.

The theme of the 2018/19 seminar series is 'Infrastructures of Memory' which will explore the various techniques, technologies, rituals, performances and materialities of memory and remembrance, and how they may subvert or reinforce existing power relations.

Michaelmas Term 2018

9 October
Rifah-e Aam Club, Lucknow: Politics and Poetics of Publicness
Dr. Raphael Susewind

23 October

Commemorating the Past in Stone: Destabilizing Melbourne’s Memoryscape
Dr. Tim Edensor

6 November
Dreams and Illusions of the Suburban Self: Variations on Propertied Autonomy in Cairo’s First Affordable Gated Community
Dr Nicholas Simcik Arese

20 November
PolarWanderings and Trespass: Tracing Journeys and Mapping Memories
Layla Curtis

Time and Location
City Seminars take place on Tuesdays from 5:30PM - 7:00PM at University of Cambridge Department of Architecture, Scroope Terrace, Cambridge CB2 1PX.


Find us on Facebook and Twitter
Subscribe to our mailing list:

Ahmed Husseiny, Department of Architecture -
Marcus Nyman, Department of Geography -
Dena Qaddumi, Department of Architecture -

City Seminar was hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) from 2006-2015. An archive of past events can be found here:


Archive of City Seminar from 2006-2015:

City Seminar - 20 Nov

City Seminar Nicholas Semcik Arese poster

City Seminar poster 9 Oct 2018

City Seminar Michaelmas 2018


City Seminar Armina Pilav

Adriana Massidda City Seminar Poster

City Semimars Easter 2018 Term Card

City Seminar - 6 February - Nick Bullock

City Seminars Lent 2018 poster

City Seminar - Camillo Boano - 28 Nov 2017

City Seminar - 07 November 2017 - Mark Walton

City Seminar - Jerusalem Marginalia - Hanna Baumann

City Seminars Poster Michaelmas 2017