UCL Urban Laboratory


Refuge, The Subaltern & Urban Space

20 September 2016, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Rebel Space Pavillion at the Brixton Design Trail

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Rebel Space Pavillion, St Matthew's Churchyard, St Matthew's Road, London SW2 1JF

Brixton is an urban space that has been uniquely defined by the movement of subaltern groups. Issues around identity, race and nationhood can all be explored and exemplified in Brixton's history. For this reason it provides the perfect setting to learn, discuss and question the role of subaltern groups in modern urban space and indeed the subaltern itself. How, today, are these groups re-defining the cities they live in and how in turn is the city re-defining them?

In partnership with Resolve, this evening programme will combine talks, screenings and music to interrogate the role of the city in the exclusion, inclusion and re-identification of subaltern groups.

Set in the temporary Rebel Space pavilion in the courtyard of St Matthew's Church in the centre of Brixton, the programme is part of the Brixton Design Trail and the London Design Festival.

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From midday: Exhibition featuring work from Doctor's of the World, Tahmineh Hooshyar Emami and Quentin Bruno

18.00: Screening of Ordinary Streets

18.15: Huda Tayob (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) - Negotiating Hospitality and Hostility in Cape Town's Refugee Markets

18.25: Justinien Tribillon (Co-Editor, Migrant Journal and Contributor, Guardian Cities) - Subaltern space: migration, the Other, and imagined communities in London and Paris

18.35: Tahmineh Hooshyar Emami (AHMM Architects) - MAPPING IN-BETWEENness: Spaces of Contradiction in Refuge

18.45: Panel and Q&A chaired by Yasminah Beebejaun (Bartlett School of Planning, UCL)

19.10: Screening of No More Beyond

19.50: Q&A with the Director of No More Beyond, Matthias Kaspert

20.10: Drinks and music

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