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- the research arm of the Department of Architecture

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Cambridge City Seminars: Politics of Provision: Housing the Urban Poor

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 2019/20 seminar series is 'Politics of Provision: Housing the Urban Poor' 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.

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:

City Seminar 2019 20 TERM CARD


City Seminar 2019 20 poster

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