Dr Carlos Lopez-Galviz

Senior Lecturer in The Theory and Methods of Social Futures

Research Overview

My work explores the relationship between cities and infrastructure through what I call a 'past futures' approach. 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, including how we can relate it to competing visions of the future in the past. I am interested in research that is comparative and collaborations that combine disciplinary rigour with cross-disciplinary openness.

GCRF: Gridding Equitable Urban Futures in Areas of Transition (GREAT) in Cali, Colombia and Havana, Cuba
01/04/2020 → 30/09/2023
Research

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

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

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

Past Futures
01/05/2014 → …
Research

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

Journal of Transport History (Journal)
Editorial activity

International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M) (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Department for Transport (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Violence, health and everyday (non)life: Gaza and beyond
Participation in conference

The Past Futures of Cities and Mobility: A View from History
Invited talk

The Past Futures of Cities and Mobility: A Humanist View
Invited talk

T2M annual conference
Participation in conference

The pursuit of global urban history
Participation in conference

Social Futures: The View from Lancaster
Invited talk

Memories of the Future 2
Participation in conference

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

Futures of a Complex World
Participation in conference

Anticipation 2017
Participation in conference

Mobile Utopia
Participation in conference

Transport Systems Catapult (External organisation)
Member of Advisory Panel

AHRC conference Past Matters, Research Futures
Participation in conference

8th World Archaeological Congress
Participation in conference

Education and Global Cities: Horizons for Contemporary University
Participation in conference

Exploring the past to understand the present and anticipate the future
Participation in conference

  • CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research
  • Creative Cultures and Contexts
  • Evaluation
  • Imagination Lancaster
  • Institute for Social Futures - Leadership Team
  • ISF Anniversary Lecturers