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Very very soon... (November 2019)

Walk and Sense: A Coventry Grid Project in Collaboration with Dave Allen

We will walk the streets of Coventry, this time joining the dots of the grid prepared specially for Sensing the City, and will take pictures of or at the grid points. What sensations and atmospheres can we document? What does the city look like from your camera? What does YOUR sense of the city look like?

Please watch this space & follow us on Twitter @SensingTheCity for the dates of the upcoming walks in November, or email for more information. 

Past Events

Coventry Collaborates - Family Fun Day at Fargo Village

5th of October 2020, 12.00-4.30pm

Sensing the City team was at the Family Fun day at FarGo Village with "Sensing Opportunities" and shared ways you can be involved in the project. We also had lovely conversations about "What could the ring road be, if there were no cars?". Deer park? Cycle path? And why not a bouncy castle and "donkeys & unicorns"!


Nicolas Whybrow was in conversation about Sensing the City with Saul Hewish at "ArtCity" in Stoke on Trent, Thursday 10th October. The three-day conference event, convened by B-Arts, addressed key questions about the intersection of art practices and urban living.

More on the event: 

Sensing the City commissioned artist Carolyn Deby invited Coventrians to a journey through the messy real and to remember their place in the wildness with her guided audience experience.

urbanflows: entangled in the grain of worlds, becoming was an audience experience that journeyed through the city of Coventry, with elements of performance, installation, sound, video, and words scattered throughout the everyday spaces passed through.

IN COLLABORATION WITH: Jia-Yu Corti, Katye Coe, Annalise Cowan, Lauren Sheerman

urbanflows: entangled in the grain of worlds, becoming

Urbanflows upcoming

Coventry...England...Britain. On the edge of the Atlantic. Not Europe...and not-not Europe. Planet Earth. Burning up. Somewhere in this mess of roads, construction site optimism and hyped-up fast moving tunes, fast food, slow decline, urban wasteland and screen swipe seduction, retail stupor-uber, zero hours, no time left. The vegans and petrol guzzlers are taking a stand. Can we dance the vitality of a wild planet even as it is dangerously altered by human technologies? By walking/moving through the urbanwild of Coventry, can humans begin to sense their own profound entanglement? urbanflows proposes a hybrid ecosystem, highlighting cycles of carbon (in the making of concrete; the burning of fossil fuels; the metabolisms of plants and creatures), and the meshed movements of air, water, mobile phones, machines, and living things. The wildness is mutating fast, but maybe not fast enough. The seduction of code/space, the cloud, the network...these condition us to stay locked-in. Come on a journey through the messy real and remember your place in wildness...

Sensing the City Principal Investigator Prof Nicolas Whybrow presented on 14th of September 2019, in "Play and its Potential Publics" symposium.

Play and its Potential Publics Symposium Poster

Play and its Potential Publics

14 September 2019, Common Ground Room, Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London

Play and its Potential Publics is an interdisciplinary symposium funded by the Open University and The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), UCL. It took place on the 14th of September 2019 at the IAS. Please visit

Sensing the City Researcher Michael Pigott presented his 'urban essay film' at the City, Essay, Film event on 7th of June, 2019 as part of the UCL Festival of Culture (3-7 June 2019).
Jordan Rowe – UCL Urban Laboratory


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
Wilkins Building
Gower Street

Pencil the dates in!

Sensing the City: An Urban Room
Project Exhibition curated by Sarah Shalgosky & Fiona Venables
Herbert Gallery
13-18 January 2020