Urban Encounters: Urban Materialities

UPF 2013 Website Front Flathttp://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/conference/urban-encounters-urban-materialities

Focusing on the theme of Urban Materialities, this year’s Urban Encounters

symposium highlights practices from a range of disciplines – including

architecture, archaeology, visual arts and geography – that engage with

notions of thing-ness.

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 are Peter Fraser ‘A City in the Mind’, Adrian Lahoud, Corinne

Silva ‘Gardening the Suburbs: the Politics of Planting in

Israel/Palestine’, Paola Yacoub ‘Under this Trail there are Corpses’,

Tatiana Macedo, Paul Goodwin, Cristoph Lueder ‘Upside Down and Sideways

Up– Corporeality in Translations between Ground and Image Plane’, Nick

Ferguson ‘Self-centred Objects: Suburbia, Intervention and Photographic

Representation’, Dan Hays ‘Touch Screen (screen as landscape)’, Isaac

Marrero-Guillamón ‘Contesting the Tyranny of Redevelopment: Critical Art

and the London Olympics’, Paul Halliday, Rachel Jones ‘Landscape of

Disappearances’ and Caroline Knowles.

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


The event is also supported by a growing number of partners including Tate Britain, The British Library, The Royal Photographic Society (RPS), Amnesty International, Photofusion, Platform-7, Photo Democracy, Fotosynthesis, London Independent Photography (LIP), the International Association of Visual Urbanists (iAVU), the International Urban Photography Summer School (iUPSS).

Location: Tate Britain Auditorium

Saturday 5 October 2013, 10.30 – 18.00

£20, concessions available

For further information about the festival programme, and for symposia, seminar, workshop and masterclass booking, visit www.urbanphotofest.org

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