UCL Urban Laboratory


The Decelerated City: Slow Practice and Creative Urbanism

26 November 2012, 6:30 pm

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Room 517, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0QB

UCL Urban Laboratory seminar with Prof. Christoph Lindner 

Global cities have been studied predominantly in terms of speed and movement, acceleration and circulation. This talk will examine the relationship between globalization and cities in terms that run counter to such emphases, focusing instead on slowness as a condition in contemporary urban life. In particular, the discussion will analyze street photography and urban renewal initiatives in the city of Amsterdam in order to understand the role of �slow art� in neoliberal urbanization and city profiling.

Christoph Lindner is Professor of Media Studies and Director of the ASCA Cities Project at the University of Amsterdam. He is also a research affiliate at the University of London Institute in Paris and founding Director of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis. His most recent book is the forthcoming volume Paris-Amsterdam Underground: Essays on Cultural Resistance, Subversion, and Diversion (2013).