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Saturday 24th January
Zones of Conflict 3: Uneven Geographies
15.30-20.00 | Cruciform LT1, UCL, Gower Street
Organised by T.J. Demos (UCL History of Art), in partnership with Eyal Weisman (Research Architecture, Goldsmiths)
Even as globalisation represents a space of increased mobility, it has engendered transnational forms of economic, social and political inequality. For Rosalyn Deutsche suce "uneven geographies" have meant disenfranchisement and dispossession; for Mike Davis they predict a "planet of slums". Cities and nations have created formidable borders and spaces of enclosure, maintained through heightened networks of security, ever threatened by 'terrorism' (a notoriously unstable term). This workshop will consider how artists and architects have translated these divisions into new representational strategies of analysis, as well as invented new methods to negotiate these trends and creatively challenge their negative effects. We will also address Israel's ongoing bombing and ground invasion of Gaza, in addition to the role of humanitarianism, nongovernmental agencies and divisive media ecologies in relation to this and other geopolitical conflicts.
Admission is free. This event is open to all.
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