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Soho Spirit: Our Space or a Space in Our Minds?

Start: Feb 20, 2016 10:30:00 AM
End: Feb 20, 2016 6:00:00 PM

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Soho is often envisioned, at both a national and an international level, as London's gay district. Its role as a space where gay identities and communities were made has shaped the urban experience of many LGBT people in London. However, with the advent of online spaces, the increasing inclusion of LGBT people in British society, and the rise in popularity of different urban areas, Soho's role for the LGBT community of London must now be reconsidered.

Urban Lab Films: Guarded Elites and Paranoia in the City

Start: Mar 8, 2016 7:00:00 PM
End: Mar 8, 2016 10:00:00 PM

Urban Lab Films: Guarded Elites and Paranoia in the City
Urban Lab Films present a special screening of Neighbouring Sounds (dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho, 2012) on Tuesday 8 March at Whirled Cinema with a discussion on security and surveillence in the Latin American city with Anna Minton, Tiago De Luca and Rodrigo Firmino.
The winds of global capitalism and recent economic prosperity brought about some complex clashes between modernity and a colonial culture of masters and servants in countries like Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and many other fast-growing emergent nations. Placemaking in these countries is a process marked by constant tensions in the simmering relations between the parties in an ever more complex social stratification. Upper and middle classes, working and low-income classes, dispute power and protagonism in the making of urban spaces and territories. Fear and paranoia contaminate the vision of “the other” and help defining commonalities and separations

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