Christoph Lindner – Bartlett International Lecture Series
05 February 2020, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
This event is free.
The Bartlett School of Architecture02031087337
Christopher Ingold Auditorium22 Gordon StreetLondonWC1H 0QBUnited Kingdom
This event is free and open to all. No booking is required, but please arrive early to guarantee your place.
Christoph Lindner compares the conditions of hyper-creativity in Amsterdam and Portland and explores, within them, the phenomenon of hipsterfication (gentrification-by-hipster). He focusses on what happens when cities fetishise creativity and embrace excess in the pursuit of accelerated development.
Christoph Lindner is Dean of The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and Professor in Urban Studies at UCL, where he writes about cities, globalisation, and issues of social-spatial inequality.
His most recent research projects include: visual politics of urban pollution and climate change; ‘ghost living’ in Detroit and Mumbai; gentrification and urban memory in Amsterdam; slowness and boredom in the age of acceleration; Brutalist architecture and creative insurgency in Europe and Latin America; the global rise of elevated parks in post-industrial cities.
Christoph’s book publications include Imagining New York City (Oxford University Press, 2015), as well as the edited volumes Deconstructing the High Line (Rutgers University Press, 2017), Global Garbage (Routledge, 2016), Cities Interrupted: Visual Culture and Urban Space (Bloomsbury, 2016), Inert Cities: Globalization, Mobility and Suspension in Visual Culture (I.B. Tauris, 2014), and Paris-Amsterdam Underground (Amsterdam University Press, 2013).
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Image: Street art in Spuistraat, Amsterdam. Photo by Christoph Lindner.