23 Jan

Room Krusenberg, Ulls hus, Uppsala


seminars, workshops |

Division of Landscape Architecture invites you to a seminar with Jessica Myers, architectural strategist at LaPlaca Cohen, New York.

Here There Be Dragons is a podcast inspired by the strategies city residents use to navigate fear and uncertainty in our cities. The show takes lived experiences seriously as credible data that reveals the impact of public policy and cultural attitudes on our feelings of safety and insecurity in urban space. Through interviews and research, it takes a new perspective on urban insecurity revealing how our mental maps evolve over time as we shed old fears, myths, and biases while picking up new ones. Each episode asks city residents to talk about the strategies that they deploy, the risks they take, and the boundaries they draw around their cities. Season three of Here There Be Dragons will focus on Stockholm, exploring how the rise of nationalism, the struggle to become a diverse city, and the uncertainty of a sustainable future affects residents’ feelings of safety and belonging.


JESSICA MYERS is an urbanist, podcaster, and editor focusing on urban planning and architecture. In 2017, she received a Masters degree in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also holds a B.A. in Architecture, with minors in Urban Studies and French, from Princeton University. Outside of her work as the architectural strategist for LaPlaca Cohen, Jess is the series editor of Taking Freedom, a social justice book series, which will be published by a coalition of the Service Employees International Union and MIT’s Community Innovators Lab. She is also the co-steward of the Architecture Lobby’s New York chapter. In the past, Jess has worked in diverse roles—archivist, translator, analyst—in both New York and Paris, within cultural practices that include Bernard Tschumi Architects and the Pompidou Center. Her personal interests and research engage multimedia platforms as a means to explore culture and the urban condition.



Time: 2020-01-23 12:00 - 13:00
City: Uppsala
Location: Room Krusenberg, Ulls hus
Organiser: Division of Landscape Archietcture