Cities of Light – Paris / Urban Photographers’ Association / May 2018

Image by Peter Coles

‘Cities of Light – Paris’ is a one-day symposium at the University of Paris V (Sorbonne), followed by two days of guided walks and workshops in Paris (4-6 May 2018).
This is the first of a series of ‘Cities of Light’ symposia being organised by the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA) in different European cities in 2018, in collaboration with a range of academic and cultural partners.

The symposium and workshops will explore the city, highlighting visual culture, social history, geography, politics and learning. In addition, urban photographic techniques, story telling and artistic practice will be presented and investigated through workshops focusing on urban life and ‘light’ in the built environment.

Speakers and contributors at Cities of Light – Paris include: Theresa Mikuriya (University
of West London), Anna-Louise Milne (University of London Institute in Paris), David Kendall, Abbas Nokhasteh and Moustafa Traoré (Goldsmiths, University of London & OpenVizor), Sandrine Ferret  (University of Rennes 2), Adel Tincelin (artist), Paul Halliday (Goldsmiths, University of London & Urban Photographers’ Association), Peter Coles (Goldsmiths, University of London & Urban Photographers’ Association), Carolina Sanchez Boe (University of Paris V, Anne Zeitz (University of Rennes 2) and Peter Bennett (University of West London).

‘Cities of Light – Paris’ is organised by the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA), CUCR, Goldsmiths, University of London, the University of Paris V, University of Rennes 2 and OpenVizor, with participation of the University of West London and the University of London in Paris (ULIP).

The event is free but places are limited and booking is essential.

For full details and links to registration:




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