UCL Urban Laboratory and The Bartlett Development Planning Unit are co-organising a series of roundtable conversations: THE CAMP: Conversations around the making and un-making of bodies, space and time. 

The camp has occupied an important space in contemporary academic and non academic discourses, yet it is not until recently that its figure has demanded a revisit to its ontology from a multiplicity of trajectories and disciplines. With this in mind, this series of roundtable conversations aim to enquire the camp as more than a mere space, discussing it as a form, a practice and a concept. 

The roundtables have been designed as an inclusive transdisciplinary forum, where participants will have the opportunity to contribute equally to the discussion. Please find the programme below:

Roundtable 1: Hosting conflicts, creation, and evolutions:  February 27th, 5pm. Central House, Room 2.01 (14 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H 0NN)

Roundtable 2: Hosting people: existential relationships, archives and heritage: March 19th, 5pm. Senate House, Room 403 (Malet Street, WC1E 7HU) 

Roundtable 3: Hosting time: the before and after the camp:  April 24th, 5pm. Senate House, Room 403 (Malet Street, WC1E 7HU)

Limited entry for participants with first-hand knowledge or experience in camp-related topics. Please send us a short expression of interest for registration not later than February 5th at: [email protected] & [email protected]

These roundtables are sponsored by UCL Urban Laboratory under the ‘Housing Urbanism’ priority theme led by Camillo Boano and the DPU Research Clusters. The roundtable series have been designed by Camillo Boano, Samar Maqusi, and Ricardo Marten.