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
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