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Night Scenes

24 April 09:30 - 17:45
Organized by: UCL Urban Laboratory
UCL Faculty of the Built Environment
22 Gordon Street

UCL Urban Laboratory hosts a day of contributions from an exciting range of academics, activists, artists, practitioners, and writers, examining how night spaces have been imagined, produced, experienced and narrated in European cities by communities who have mobilized around particular migrant identities or histories.



Judith Walkowitz (Professor Emerita of History at Johns Hopkins University) - Soho’s Clubs, the Property Market, and Jewish Entrepreneurs

Sukhdev Sandhu (Associate Professor, English and Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, documentary maker and writer) - Revisiting Night Haunts

Robert Shaw (Lecturer in Geography, Newcastle University) - Nightwalkers, Party-Goers, Pioneers and Criminals: conceptualizations of the inhabitants of the nocturnal frontier


Panel One: Night Modes

DJ Ritu (Co-founder Club Kali)

Chardine Taylor Stone (Cultural producer, activist, writer, educator)

Nicola Baldwin (Dramatist and Director, UCL Urban Lab Creative Fellow)

Julius-Cezar MacQuarie (Global Teaching Fellow, CEU and Associate Lecturer Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, UBB)


Panel Two: Night Times

Zoe Adjonyoh (Chef and Writer, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen)

Ella Harris (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Geography Dept., Birkbeck) and Mark Knightley (Co-artistic Director, Crowded Room)

Emilia Smeds (PhD Candidate, STEaPP and Research Assistant, Centre for Transport Studies, UCL)

Alessio Kolioulis (Teaching Fellow, Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL)


Part of the Night Scenes conference hosted by UCL Urban Laboratory, with funding from Humanities in the European Research Area.