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Read more at: PhD Candidate Irit Katz is the first-ever winner of the James Morris Essay Prize

PhD Candidate Irit Katz is the first-ever winner of the James Morris Essay Prize

13 November 2013

Irit Katz, Girton College Scholar and a Phd Candidate in the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research, has won the James Morris prize, a new award of the 'Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain' for work on British Colonial and Post-Colonial Architecture. The article titled 'Camps in Mandatory Palestine: The...


Read more at: Urban Hamlets: Abstract Mapping of Bow: Year 3 Studio 1 project and exhibition
Urban Hamlets: Abstract Mapping of Bow: Year 3 Studio 1 project and exhibition

Urban Hamlets: Abstract Mapping of Bow: Year 3 Studio 1 project and exhibition

7 November 2013

The studio continues its focus on East London and this year investigates the potential for urban and architectural interventions within Bow. An area demarcated by a historical accumulation of natural and artificial boundaries adjacent to the 700-year-old Bow Church will be proposed as the site for a cluster of buildings to...


Read more at: Gates Cambridge Scholar W. Victoria Lee awarded a distinction prize at the 2013 Fondation Concept Lumière Urbaine (CLU) International Lighting Design Competition
 Gates Cambridge Scholar W. Victoria Lee awarded a distinction prize at the 2013 Fondation Concept Lumière Urbaine (CLU) International Lighting Design Competition

Gates Cambridge Scholar W. Victoria Lee awarded a distinction prize at the 2013 Fondation Concept Lumière Urbaine (CLU) International Lighting Design Competition

30 October 2013

Lee was awarded the distinction prize at the prestigious international lighting design competition for her installation project which is designed to get people interacting with their cities. Click here for more information from the Gates Cambridge website. Click here for more information about the Fondation Concept Lumière...


Read more at: Good Tidings for Coastal Communities: a research feature on the work of PhD student Ed Barsley

Good Tidings for Coastal Communities: a research feature on the work of PhD student Ed Barsley

24 October 2013

Flooding from rising sea levels and extreme weather events is a major global issue, and the UK is no exception. According to the Government’s 2012 Climate Change Impact Risk Assessment, flooding is the greatest threat facing the UK today. An innovative design concept by Ed Barsley aims to contend with rising seawater by...


Read more at: Hans van der Heijden – the new Marshall Visiting Professor
Hans van der Heijden – the new Marshall Visiting Professor

Hans van der Heijden – the new Marshall Visiting Professor

17 October 2013

We are delighted to announce that Hans van der Heijden will be our new Sir Arthur Marshall Visiting Professor in Sustainable Urban Design. Hans is an architect and urbanist from the Netherlands where, having studied at TU Delft and worked for Mecanoo, he founded and is the design director of biq . He is not only an active...


Read more at: Senior Lecturer Frank Salmon and Emeritus Professor David Watkin are both major contributors to 'William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain'
Senior Lecturer Frank Salmon and Emeritus Professor David Watkin are both major contributors to 'William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain'

Senior Lecturer Frank Salmon and Emeritus Professor David Watkin are both major contributors to 'William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain'

14 October 2013

The enormous book published to coincide with the Kent exhibition that opened in New York on 20 September and travels to the Victoria and Albert Museum next Spring. Professor Watkin's chapter discusses the houses Kent designed in London, which include No. 10 Downing Street, while Dr Salmon considers Kent's buildings for the...


Read more at: 'The Library: A World History': a new book by James Campbell
'The Library: A World History': a new book by James Campbell

'The Library: A World History': a new book by James Campbell

14 October 2013

This wide ranging account is the first single volume to tell the story of libraries around 
the world, from the beginnings of writing to the present day. Book collections have always served 
to symbolize their owners’ culture and learning and the word ‘library’ has come to 
mean not only the books themselves, but also the...


Read more at: In September 2013, Dr Emily So accompanied The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Strategy, Dr Jennifer Barnes and a group from the International Strategy Office to New Delhi
In September 2013, Dr Emily So accompanied The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Strategy, Dr Jennifer Barnes and a group from the International Strategy Office to New Delhi

In September 2013, Dr Emily So accompanied The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Strategy, Dr Jennifer Barnes and a group from the International Strategy Office to New Delhi

14 October 2013

The purpose of the trip was to present to the VC’s esteemed Circle of Advisors. The event aimed to generate new perspectives on the critical issues facing India and the UK, to foster new discussions and collaborations, and to showcase the breadth of Cambridge's engagement with India. For more details of this inaugural...


Read more at: Book launch for 'Locating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday' on 22nd October
Book launch for 'Locating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday' on 22nd October

Book launch for 'Locating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday' on 22nd October

3 October 2013

Palgrave MacMillan and The Centre for Urban Conflict Research invite you to celebrate the publication of: Locating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday Edited by Wendy Pullan and Britt Baillie Tuesday 22 October 6:30p.m Heffers Bookshop 20 Trinity Street Cambridge CB2 1TY Tickets are available through...


Read more at: 'Architecture and Pilgrimage 1000-1500: Southern Europe and Beyond': a new book edited by Deborah Howard, Wendy Pullan and Paul Davies
'Architecture and Pilgrimage 1000-1500: Southern Europe and Beyond': a new book edited by Deborah Howard, Wendy Pullan and Paul Davies

'Architecture and Pilgrimage 1000-1500: Southern Europe and Beyond': a new book edited by Deborah Howard, Wendy Pullan and Paul Davies

2 October 2013

The chosen period reflects the flowering of medieval and early modern pilgrimage. The perspective is that of the pilgrim journeying within - or embarking from - Southern Europe, with a particular emphasis on Italy. The book pursues the connections between pilgrimage and architecture through the investigation of such issues...