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  4. Infrastructural Reading: Fragments, Flows, Forms Workshop

Jun

04

Tuesday

Infrastructural Reading: Fragments, Flows, Forms Workshop

9.00am

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Poster for Infrastructural Reading

This day-long workshop will explore how literary, visual and other narrative forms mediate and intervene into current debates on cities, urban spaces and sustainable infrastructure developments. In particular, it will ask: how are the forms represented in literary and visual texts connected to the often violent infrastructural layouts of urban space, especially (though by no means only) in the Global South? Can we trace the shape of the built environment, its underlying circuitries and systems, in the forms of such texts? And can literary and cultural texts allow practitioners of urban design – from architects and policy makers to engineers and urban planners – to reflect critically on their methods?

Programme

9.00-9.30
Coffee & Registration

9.30-9.45
Welcome & Introduction

9.45-11.00
Keynote 1: Keller Easterling
Medium Design
Chair: Dom Davies

11.00-11.20
Tea & Coffee

11.20-12.00
Position Papers 1: (Un)Making Homes
Deirdre Osbourne, Alex Baker,
Akil Scafe-Smith

12.00-12.40
Position Papers 2: World Cities
Nathan Brand, Marty Gilroy,
Nitin Bathla

12.40-13.30
Intervention 1: Caroline Levine
Just Infrastructures for Collective Life
Chair: Alex Tickell

13.30-14.20
Lunch

14.20-15.00
Position Papers 3: Write to the City
George Francis Bickers,
Lieven Ameel, Sunjay Mathuria

15.00-15.40
Position Papers 4: Mobility and Exploration
Marc Hudson, Louise Rondel, Mary Ann Kernan

15.40-16.00
Position Papers 5: Historical Infrastructures
Adam Walls, Sarah Lonsdale

16.00-16.20
Tea & Coffee

16.20-17.00
Intervention 2: Gowhar Yaqoob
Changing Landscapes of Kashmir
Chair: Dom Davies

17.00-18.15
Keynote 2: Matthew Gandy
Imagining Infrastructures
Chair: Alex Tickell

18.15
Wine Reception

18.30-19.30
Artist’s Talk: Sarnath Banerjee
Chair: Emma Dawson Varughese

20.00 Onwards
Dinner and Drinks
The Coin Laundry, Exmouth Market

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When and where

9.00am - 7.30pmTuesday 4th June 2019

ELG03 Drysdale Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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