07 June: Symposium

Saturday 07 June, 2014
10.00am -5.30pm
Arts One, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End
Fee: £5 (which includes breakfast and lunch)
To register email Lynne McCarthy at l.m.mccarthy@qmul.ac.uk

We are very pleased to announce the  following  panels, presenters and paper titles and schedule for this day event:

Performing Civic Cities

Nina Muehlemann (English Language & Literature, KCL), ‘Unlimited at the Southbank Centre: Performing accessible London’.

Victor Merriman (Performing Arts, Edgehill), ‘Flourishing Cities: Performing Civil and Civic Futures’.

Katie Beswick (Performance and Cultural Industries, Leeds), ‘”Ruin Lust”: Nostalgia and Ruin in Arinze Kene’s God’s Property’.


Staging Scales of Governance

Edward Mitchell (Law, Sheffield), ‘Developing Agreements?: Private and Public Sector Development Agreements and Urban Regeneration’.

Tatiana Thieme (Geography, Cambridge), ‘Seeing Like a ‘Slum’: Hustling on the Margins of the City’.

Robin Bale (Fine Art, Middlesex), ‘“The Designated Public”’.


City Senses

Joe McLoughlin, (Drama, Royal Holloway) ‘On Your Marx, Get Set, Go: Running, Writing Immaterial Maps & Elementary Communism’.

Nicholas Whybrow (Theatre and Performance Studies, Warwick), ‘”For this is the city of the eye”: Aesthetics and the Stolen Gaze in La Serenissima’.

Asli Duru (Geography, LMU München), ‘Sensing Cool Istanbul through Music: critique, hope and subversion in “Ahmet’s Endless countless Days”’.


Framing the City

Fayyaz Vellani (Geography, University of Pennsylvania), ‘Seeing Cairo: Reflections on Research’.

Pat Naldi (Visual Studies, Central St. Martins), ‘Views of the City: Creating London’s Image’.

Sarah Thomasson (Drama, Queen Mary), ‘From Churches to Corpses: Behind the Myth of Adelaide’s Festival City’.


Urban Prospects

Stephen Hodge (Drama, Exeter), ‘Where to Build the Walls That Protect Us (Through the Eyes of the Archipedologist)’.

Sonia Lam, (Anthropology, Oxford), ‘Contesting Urban Practices in Hong Kong: Protest and Experimentation amongst Post-80s Youth’.

Hanna Hilbrandt (Urban Studies & Architecture, Open University), ‘Negotiating the Urban Gaze: On the Boundaries of the Law, the Edges of the Norm and the Fringes of the City.’



10.00am-10.50am: Registration and light breakfast

10.50am-11.am: Welcome

11.00am-12.15pm: Performing Civic Cities

12.15pm-12.30pm: Coffee Break

12.30pm – 1.45pm: Staging Scales of Governance & City Senses

1.45pm-2.45pm: Lunch

2.45pm-4pm: Framing the City & Urban Prospects

4pm-4.15pm: Break

4.15pm – 5.30: Roundtable with all attendees