Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


IAS Talk Pieces: Life in the Time of Coronavirus. #5 Cells and Viruses

by Stephen Walker (Manchester)


22 May 2020

Welcome to the fifth podcast in the IAS series 'Life in the Time of Coronavirus'. Here you can listen to Dr Stephen Walker, Head of Architecture at the University of Manchester, discuss a series of works by the British artist Helen Chadwick, entitled 'Viral Landscapes'. Using her working notes, here read by Chloe Julius, Walker invites us to consider the position of viruses in the continua amongst environment, bodies and cells, and, provocatively, to think through Chadwick's causational flips from the virus in us to us in the landscape.

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  • Music: smallhaus and the BBC Sound Archive
  • Speaker: Stephen Walker (University of Manchester). Chadwick's notes read by Chloe Julius (UCL)
  • Introduction: Tamar Garb
  • Producer and Editor: Albert Brenchat-Aguilar
  • Communications: Patricia Mascarell Llombart