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Vertical: The City From Satellites to Bunkers

Stephen Graham, Professor of Cities and Society, Newcastle University

Date/Time: Thursday 2 March 2017

What does it mean to be above or below in today’s rapidly urbanising world? As humans excavate deep into the earth, build ever higher into the skies, and saturate airspaces and inner orbits with all sorts of machines, how might we understand the remarkable verticalities of our world? From satellites to bunkers, this lecture explored today’s geography from a new vertical perspective as a way of gaining fresh insights into how power and inequality work in our world.