Dr Carlos Lopez-Galviz

Lecturer in The Theory and Methods of Social Futures

Research Overview

My work looks at futures thinking and future forming through the lens of cities, ruins and infrastructure. I have studied cities like London, Paris and Shanghai, using history as a means of thinking about what theories and which methods are relevant to understanding their future today and in the past. I am interested in research that is comparative and collaborations that combine disciplinary rigour with cross-disciplinary openness.

Cultural Politics of Sustainable Urban Mobility, 1890 to the present
15/09/2015 → 15/12/2018

Senate House Revealed
01/04/2015 → 30/11/2015

Reconfiguring Ruins
01/10/2014 → 12/07/2016

Past Futures
01/05/2014 → …

Pumping Time: Geographies of Temporal Infrastructure in Fin-de-Siècle Paris
01/09/2011 → 30/09/2013

Technical University of Munich
Visiting an external academic institution

Department for Transport (External organisation)
Other Membership

African Centre for Cities
Participation in conference

European Asoociation for Urban History
Participation in conference

Anticipation 2017
Participation in conference

Transport Systems Catapult (External organisation)
Member of Advisory Panel

  • CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research
  • ImaginationLancaster
  • ISF - Leadership Team
  • ISF Anniversary Lecturers