The Pandemic City – at LSE


I’ve been asked to spread the word – which makes sense given the focus of the workshop (!) – on an upcoming event at LSE organised by Austin Zeiderman and the LSE team, sounds really interesting.


The Pandemic City: Governing Urban Health and Disease

LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | 9:00-13:00

32 Lincolns Inn Fields, LG.18

This workshop examines concerns about health and illness and the role they play in shaping the governance of urban spaces, populations and bodies. Focusing on the intersection of technical projections and cultural imaginaries, it seeks to highlight how cities become objects of medical expertise and intervention and how urbanism serves as a resource for thinking about topics such as fitness and disease.

The Urban Uncertainty workshop series is an integral part of LSE Cities’ collaborative investigation into emerging ways of envisioning and governing the future of cities. Each session focuses on a different dimension of urban uncertainty, from health and housing to crime and climate, and brings together scholars from a handful of disciplines whose work converges on common themes.

Featuring Carlo Caduff, Lecturer in the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College London; Javier Lezaun, James Martin Lecturer in Science and Technology Governance, and Deputy Director of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, at the University of Oxford; Marta Magalhães Wallace, Research Associate in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge; and David Reubi, Lecturer in Geography at Queen Mary, University of London.

The events are open to the public but will be kept deliberately small in order to encourage focused conversation.

Space is very limited, but we have a few places remaining. If you would like to register your interest in attending, please send an e-mail that includes your name and institutional affiliation to


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