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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.

Lent Term 2019

22 January
Architecture and coming to terms with the past: Post-war reconstruction in Belgrade and Sarajevo
Dr. Gruia Badescu

5 February 

Ground Truth: testimonies of dispossession, destruction and return in the Naqab/ Negev
Ariel Caine

19 February
Reconstruction in Syria
Ammar Azouz

5 March
Sami belonging and memory in northern Finland 
Tuuli Malla

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.


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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   Ammar Azouz

City Seminars Ariel caine

City Seminar - 22 January 2019

City Seminars Term Card Lent 2019

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