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Space in Relation - Édouard Glissant in architecture and urban studies

05 June 2019, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Space in Relation - Édouard Glissant in architecture and urban studies

Panel discussion aiming to apply the influential writings and key concepts of French-Martiniquan poet/philosopher Édouard Glissant to urban studies, architecture and spatial practice discourse.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Festival of Culture Team

Location

G22 Lecture Theatre
Pearson Building (North East Entrance)
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

The poet/philosopher Édouard Glissant has been increasingly recognised as a major figure in postcolonial studies, but outside of literary and francophone disciplines his work is not widely known or critiqued. This panel will explore the possibility of applying Glissant’s influential writings and key concepts to discourse and thinking around urban studies, architecture and spatial practice. Organised by UCL Urban Laboratory in collaboration with Katy Beinart (University of Brighton) and Institut du Tout-Monde, speakers include Sylvie Glissant, Sam Coombes, Heidi Bojsen, AbdouMaliq Simone, and Charles Forsdick.
 
Preceding the evening panel, an afternoon workshop (14.00 – 17.00) will run for researchers and others with an interest in a deeper examination of Glissant’s work. For further information and to RSVP for the workshop element, please email urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk

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