Picturing the Olympics

Picturing the Olympics
Thurs June 21st, 18.30pm
Birkbeck College, Room B20, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX

A cross-disciplinary panel discussion on images and urban change

Speakers:
Anthony Palmer (ex-ODA, contributor to book on Olympic Parklands)
Jonathan Kendall (Fletcher Priest Architects).
Man Cheung (artist)
Ben Campkin (UCL Urban Laboratory)
Rebecca Ross (Central St Martins School of Art and Design).

Organised as part of Open City Docs Fest,’Picturing Place’ is co-chaired by Ben Campkin (UCL Urban Lab Director) and Rebecca Ross (Urban Lab International Advisory Board member) in collaboration with Hilary Powell (AHRC Fellow at the Bartlett) and Isaac Marrero-Guillamón (Birkbeck), the editors of The Art of Dissent: Adventures in London’s Olympic State (Marshgate Press, 2012), and CILAVS. Bringing together practitioners from very different fields, this panel discussion will explore the roles that visual languages have in the production of the built environment, and the interactive relationships between images and the city, in the context of the London 2012 Olympics.

A drinks reception will follow.

All welcome. No booking is required. First come, first seated.

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