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Visual Urbanism: Perspectives on Contemporary Research

This one-day event was held at the British Library in October 2012, organised in collaboration with colleagues from the International Association of Visual Urbanists and Goldsmiths, University of London. It created a space for art practitioners and researchers from the humanities and social sciences to explore the use of visual practices in investigating the city. The presentations and film screenings provoked debate about the use of visual methodologies and what it means to research urban space.

Photograph by Pablo Mollenhauer

Photograph by Pablo Mollenhauer

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Keynote speaker

Professor Gillian Rose, Professor of Cultural Geography and Associate Dean (Research) for the Social Sciences Faculty at The Open University

Papers

Paul Halliday, Course Leader of MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London and Co-founder of iAVU

Dr Rachel Jones, Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London and Co-founder of iAVU

David Kendall, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths, University of London

Abbas Nokhasteh, Founder of Openvizor

Dr Nirmal Puwar, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London

Dr Alison Rooke, Co-director of the Centre for Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths, University of London

Susan Trangmar, Reader in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Dr Moustafa Traoré, Visiting Lecturer at Sorbonne University.

Abstracts

Panel chairs

Yanni Eleftherakos, Co-ordinator of Urban Photo Fest

Johannes Rigal, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths, University of London and co-ordinator of Urban Photo Fest

Film screenings

The screenings included the following films:

Coventry Ritz Cinema (2007) – Nirmal Puwar

Jute (2010) – Bradley L. Garrett, Jonathan Prior & Brian Rosa

Paris 19: Mobilité, Mémoire & Migration: Connection (2011) – Andrés Borda-González, David Kendall, Abbas Nokhasteh & Moustafa Traoré

Fragments of Home (2012) – Pablo Mollenhauer

A Forest of Signs (2011) – Susan Trangmar

Landmarks I - Noon (2008, 2012) – Fay Hoolahan

Patterns of Rhythm (2008) – Anna Laine

Gold Junk pt. 2 (2011) – Rebecca Locke

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