Vertical: the city from satellites to bunkers
Thursday 4 May 2017
Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building
Speakers: Prof Peter Adey (RHUL), Prof Steve Graham (Newcastle University), Dr Andrew Harris (UCL), Prof Fran Tonkiss (LSE)
Chair: Dr Romola Sanyal
Vertical is a revolutionary reimagining of the cities we live in, the air above us, and what goes on in the earth beneath our feet. Today we live in a world that can no longer be read as a two-dimensional map, but must now be understood as a series of vertical strata that reach from the satellites that encircle our planet to the tunnels deep within the ground. In Vertical, Stephen Graham rewrites the city at every level: how the geography of inequality, politics, and identity is determined in terms of above and below.
To mark the book’s publication, this event brings together leading scholars from urban studies and geography to explore how the vertical dimension relates to cities, politics and power in the contemporary world.