Venue : The Photographers’ Gallery, London.
Date : 14 July 2018
What are the relationships between urban photography and the politics of ‘the fake?’
In a time of shifting ocular, social and spatial perspectives what constitutes ‘the real?’
Photography has for some time struggled with core questions around how the
world of experience and perception relates to the evolving multiplicity of images
and technologies circulating ‘out-there’ in the world. As a result, philosophers, historians, artists and urbanists have become increasingly interested in how mediation, selection and framing intersect with visual representations of
so-called truth and objectivity.
The 2ndUPA ‘Cities of Light’ symposium will highlight case studies through a range
of subjects such as street photography, urban design, communities, the politics of change and gentrification. In addition, audio-visual presentations will question, challenge and expand on key issues relating to what is ‘fake’ or ‘real’ in politically
Speakers and contributors include: Peter Bennett (Urban Photographers Association / University of West London), Laura Cuch (Urban Photographers Association / University College London), Gill Golding (Urban Photographers Association / Goldsmiths, University of London), Paul Halliday (Urban Photographers Association / Goldsmiths, University of London), Tanya Houghton (Urban Photographers Association), Bas Losekoot (Urban Photographers Association), Alma Tischler Wood (Artist) and John Wood (Goldsmiths, University of London)
#CitiesofLight is a seriesof symposia organised by The Urban Photographers Association(UPA) taking place in Europe in 2018/19. Partners include:
The Centre for Community and Urban Research (CUCR), Goldsmiths, University
of London, The Sorbonne, Paris, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, Culturgest, Lisbon, Institute of Art History of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and Openvizor.