As the significance of shared culture and robust exchange between the cities of London and Paris comes increasingly to the fore, the University of London has established a global fellowship opportunity piloted by the University of London Institute in Paris in partnership with the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the University’s leading centres of research and learning in urban history, culture, design and theory.
Dr Min Kyung Lee of Bryn Mawr College will be joining colleagues and students at ULIP, UCL and QMUL in the first half of 2021 to lead a programme of lectures and workshops entitled ‘The Quantification of Urban Space’, which will start on Monday 22nd February and run through to a final workshop on Tuesday 25th May.
The Quantification of Urban Space: an introduction
We live in a world of numbers. Weight and length are measured before birth. Footsteps are tallied. Square footage is priced. Air temperatures are calculated. Ice melt is tabulated. From the most intimate aspects of our lives to the global scales of our planetary environment, our world and lives are quantified. This comprehensive quantification project began with the European Enlightenment, when scientific communities in London and Paris raced to triangulate the surface of the Earth and to determine a universal standard measure.
The Quantification of Urban Space aims to understand the social, cultural and epistemological consequences of this comprehensive quantification project on the urban forms and inhabitants of metropoles such as London, Paris and beyond. Scholars and practitioners will be invited to present their research and to discuss the meanings and effects of quantification in our society today. The aim is to develop a dialogue about the ways in which our urban landscape and social experiences have been and continue to be framed by numbers.
Learn more about this project and the programme of associated events.
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