City, Essay, Film
10:00 am to 5:30 pm, 07 June 2019
A day of talks, screenings and roundtables exploring the depiction of cities in the 'urban essay film’
This event is free.
Jordan Rowe – UCL Urban Laboratory
Gustave Tuck Lecture TheatreWilkins BuildingGower StreetLondonWC1E 6BT
City, Essay, Film is a series of discussions and screenings hosted by UCL Urban Laboratory to examine the concept and practice of the ‘urban essay film’.
Bringing together filmmakers, researchers, and critics, this one-day symposium will consider the interstices of literary, cinematic and urban culture through the lenses of pioneering film essayists and a new generation of artists producing experimental documentary works as polemic and critique on the city.
City, Essay, Film will continue throughout June and July with a series of screenings. A launch screening takes place on Thursday 6 June, with other screenings following on 8 June, 10 June, 24 June and 9 July.
This event is curated by David Anderson and Jordan Rowe, and is financially supported by the UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities.
- Adam O'Brien (University of Reading)
- Ayo Akingbade (filmmaker)
- Brenda Hollweg (University of Leeds)
- Claire Thomson (UCL)
- Clive Nwonka (LSE)
- Eva Weber (filmmaker)
- Henrietta Williams (UCL)
- Karen Alexander (curator and writer)
- Lee Grieveson (UCL)
- Martin Abbott and Jennifer Minner (Cornell University)
- Matthew Beaumont (UCL)
- Michael Pigott (University of Warwick)
- Mike Latto (Bournemouth University)
- Richard Bolisay (University of the Philippines Film Institute)
- Sergio Márquez (filmmaker and researcher)
- Situated Practice MA students: Luofei Dong, Eloise Maland, Valeria Muteri, Anastasia Perahia Dede, Jerneja Rebernak, Jose Rivas Palma and Ignacio Saavedra Valenzuela (UCL)
- Stella Bruzzi (UCL)