The Urban Law Lab is a blog by Thomas Coggin, which adopts a critical approach to understanding the relationship between law, entitlements, and the urban and spatial environment.



On Sunday 29 January an estimated 20,000 people gathered in Boston's Copley Square to protest against an executive order issued by US President Donald Trump which effectively banned entry to nationals from seven different majority-Muslim countries. The ban has been widely interpreted as embodying Islamophobia, and an attack on the foundational values of the US Constitution. We attended the protest, and captured these shots. 


An exploration of urban-islam through 30 joburg mosques

In an age of increasing Islamophobia, mosques arguably act as beacons of religious freedom in diverse urban environments. In this photo essay, Aslam Bulbulia reflects on the richness and variety of a distinctly urban Islam. This photo essay is part of his broader project, 30 Joburg Mosques, in which he visited a different Joburg mosque every night of the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan. You may also want to have a look at the Muslim Urbanists initiative he is involved with.