As ‘the militant city’ comes to an end, I’m delighted to share some of my research findings in a one-day symposium, Urban Encounters: Urban Materialities, at the Tate Britain on Oct 5th.
Blurb and programme below. Further details here.
“The interdisciplinary contributions bring distinctive, yet overlapping concerns to the investigation, critical analysis and theorizing of materialities within the urban context. These can include geographies of security and surveillance, bodies, surfaces, everyday objects, or larger architectural forms.
Panels engage with these concepts and practices through the themes of Sensibilities, Objecthood, and Disappearances. Speakers include Peter Fraser, Adrian Lahoud, Corinne Silva, Paola Yacoub, and Paul Goodwin, Christoph Lueder, Nick Ferguson and Rachel Jones.
This symposium is organised in collaboration with Goldsmiths College Centre for Urban and Community Research and Kingston University’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, and is part of the annual Urban Photo Fest.
10.30 Introduction: Nora Razian & Paul Halliday
10.35 Peter Fraser: A City in the Mind
Panel 1: Sensibilities
11.05 Adrian Lahoud
11.30 Corinne Silva: Gardening the Suburbs: the Politics of Planting in Israel/Palestine
11.55 Tatiana Macedo
12.20 Q&A with audience chaired by Caroline Knowles
Panel 2: On Objecthood
14.00 Welcome back: Nora Razian
14.05 Christoph Lueder: Upside down and sideways up – Corporeality in Translations between Ground and Image Plane
14.30 Dan Hays: Touch Screen (screen as landscape)
14.55 Nick Ferguson: Self-centred Objects. Suburbia, Intervention and Photographic Representation
15.20 Q&A with audience Chaired by Paul Halliday
Panel 3: Disappearances
16.05 Welcome back: Nora Razian
16.10 Paola Yacoub: Under this trail there are corpses
16.35 Isaac Marrero-Guillamón: Contesting the tyranny of redevelopment: critical art and the London Olympics
17.00 Rachel Jones : Landscape of Disappearances
17.25 Q&A Chaired by Paul Goodwin
18.00 Drinks reception in the Clore Foyer