Cities Imaginaries Lecture 2019: Sonjah Stanley Niaah
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 16 May 2019
This event is free.
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Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre005: Wilkins Main BuildingGower StreetLondonWC1E 6BTUnited Kingdom
Join UCL Urban Laboratory for the 2019 Cities Imaginaries lecture, this year by Dr Sonjah Stanley Niaah, head of the Institute of Caribbean Studies at the University of the West Indies.
The lecture will focus on Dancehall Performance, Visual Communication and the Philosophy of 'Boundarylessness', expanding on research conducted on the phenomenon of the ‘videolight’ (video camera), the making of dancehall celebrities, and the evolution of the dancehall performance aesthetic afforded by the spectacle of, and for the videolight.
The lecture will be followed by a day of related activities on Friday 17 May at the Bloomsbury Theatre.
Cities Imaginaries is UCL Urban Laboratory's activity strand encompassing the curation and creation of cultural representations of cities and urban life. Previous annual lectures have been delivered by high-profile cultural figures, including David Olusoga, Urvashi Butalia and Linton Kwesi Johnson.
About the Speaker
Dr Sonjah Stanley Niaah
Head of the Institute of Caribbean Studies at University of the West Indies.