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Power and Space

Thu Dec 06, 2007 00:00 - Fri Nov 23, 2007

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Faculty of Law, Cambridge University, 6, 7, 8 December 2007

The conference runs from Thursday 6th December through to Saturday 8th December, and will be held in the Faculty of Law, Cambridge University (Sidgwick site, Cambridge, UK).

Power & Space seeks to investigate how diverse forms of inquiry across different disciplines address issues of power and space in the contemporary urban environment. In studying the contemporary city, as a pluralistic cultural, economic and political system, a variety of interpretive procedures provide insights into how power shapes space and, in reverse, how space reflects power.

Power & Space's keynote speakers include renowned architects and theorists Charles Jencks and Lebbeus Woods. Other guest speakers include Lawrence Barth (Architectural Association, UK), Jonathan Hill (School of Architecture, The Bartlett, UCL; UK), Jord den Hollander (Architect, Filmmaker; The Netherlands), and Jane Rendell (School of Architecture, The Bartlett, UCL; UK).

Additionally, the conference will feature speakers from a wide variety of disciplines — including Social Policy, Art, Architecture, Film, Social Anthropology, Environmental Design, Philosophy, and International Studies — and Power & Space will also include a poster series and a film/video series.

For the conference programme please visit:

To register for the conference please visit this link:

PLEASE NOTE: after Monday 26th November the registration fee for the conference will increase to £60/30 consessions.


Directions to the Cambridge University Faculty of Law can be found at the following links:

- The Law Faculty's website,

- The University of Cambridge official map,;tl=Sidgwick Site

- The University of Cambridge Visitor's Information,


If you are coming from outside of Cambridge, the Cambridge Tourist Board offers a wide range of options for accommodation:

Also, Newnham College offers single standard rooms with shared bathroom facilities. The cost is £36.80 per night and continental breakfast can be had in the College's buttery on a cash basis at the price of £5.75. For additional information and bookings please contact Marilyn Dowling at: Tel: +44-01223-335803; Fax: +44-01223-335800; (Conference & Events Co-ordinator, Newnham College, Cambridge, CB3 9DF, England, UK)


The conference organising committee includes:

- Stavros Alifragkis (PhD researcher, Digital Studio, University of Cambridge)

- Giorgos Artopoulos (PhD researcher, Digital Studio, University of Cambridge)

- Popi Iacovou (PhD researcher, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL)

- Kai Fierle-Hedrick (Program Manager at the non-profit Free Arts NYC; USA)

- Matina Rassia (PhD researcher, Martin Centre, University of Cambridge)

If you have any questions regarding Power & Space: Transforming the Contemporary City please feel free to contact us at: Or at:

Power & Space: Transforming the Contemporary City conference, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PX, England, UK

The Organising Committee

Power & Space Conference
University of Cambridge