the Urban Transcripts 2012 international workshop on the city
London, 3-9 December 2012

A 17-strong international tutor team of practising architects, researchers in architecture and urbanism, artists, and linguists are  leading this years’ Urban Transcripts workshop on the city. Focusing on London’s actual problematics, combining on-site visits, urban explorations, studio work and social events, the workshop is an interdisciplinary exercise in understanding the urban condition and working towards collaborative solutions.

The workshop is open both to students and non-students; it will be of particular interest to students past their 2nd  year of study, postgraduate students, and recent graduates, in disciplines related to the study of the city and urban intervention; notably architecture, urbanism, planning, geography, the social sciences, and the arts.

£140 for London-based host students
£170 for other UK students
£200 for international guest students
£240 for non-students

Urban Transcripts offers a limited number of scholarships (free participation in the workshop) to participants on low income living and/or working in Hackney Wick. Please email us for further information.

hosting and accommodation arrangements
London-based host students are requested to host the international guest students for the duration of the workshop. Non-student participants, and other students from the UK are expected to make their own accommodation arrangements.

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Urban Transcripts

We are pleased to announce the first Issue of Volume 3 of the Journal of Space Syntax dedicated to the work of Julienne Hanson.

Professor Julienne Hanson retired from the Bartlett in 2010, after having spent thirty-five years in academic life. Her externally-funded research included profiling the UK’s housing stock with the needs of older people in mind, investigating the layout and design of residential care homes in relation to quality of life issues and studying the housing and support needs of both older people and working age adults with impaired vision. She also led research into mainstreaming ‘telecare’ services in the homes of older people, remodelling sheltered housing and residential care homes to extra care housing, the design of accessible public toilets in city centres and the design of socially inclusive and sustainable public open spaces in residential areas. However, Julienne is perhaps best-remembered for her contribution to the development of ‘space syntax’. She is the is co-author (with Professor Bill Hillier) of The Social Logic of Space and she taught on the Bartlett’s M.Sc. in Advanced Architectural Studies from 1976 until her retirement.

To access the JOSS, Volume 3, Issue 1 publication visit:

Congratulation for launching a new blog related to JOSS. I hope this will enhance for a better communication of space syntax community everywhere .

As the Olympic ceremony end last night in London , with a number of excitement and achievements for different countries this year 2012. Space Syntax also had an opportunity to take part  by producing a syntactic model of EastEnders map at the heart of the Olympic opening ceremony .  This has been a spectacular event for  all space syntax researchers , and giving the opportunity to spread scientific message a cross the global .


By Wafa AL-Ghatam