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Beyond the Global City: Podcasts and Presentations

Friday 20 May 2011

Roundtable Discussion: Unsettling Global Cities

This event was open to the public and to postgraduates working on globalization, visual culture and urban environments.

The discussion covered various issues including:

  • the relationships between the notion of the global city and peri-urban and non-urban spaces and communities
  • modes of representing cities and their margins beyond dominant (audio)visual aesthetics associated with globalization
  • the effects of qualifying cities as a ‘global’ on life in cities, perceptions of them and the experience of what goes on beyond cities
  • the relationship of the word ‘globalization’ with other descriptors such as ‘mondialisation’ and ‘globalism’, and with descriptors of the global North and South, the developed and developing world
  • the relationships between the notion of the global city and virtual spaces
  • experiences, flows and representations within and beyond urban spaces which unsettle the notion of the global city.

Respondents: Dr Ruth Cruickshank (RHUL); Professor Jonathan Harris (University of Southampton); Shirley Jordan (QMUL) and Professor Christoph Linder (University of Amsterdam).

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Saturday 21 May 2011

Papers and Discussion

Papers were followed by discussion from the floor incorporating insights from Friday’s roundtable and postgraduate forum.

Richard J. Williams: ‘Globalization’s Uncanny Ruins’

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Christoph Lindner: ‘Between Global Cities: Dutch-American Urban Photography’

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James C. Kent: ‘Staging Havana: the Buena Vista Social Club Project’

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Jonathan Harris: ‘East Jerusalem, Ramallah: Global Alienations and Concrete Determinations’

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Dea Van Lierop: ‘Asian Ecological Sublime’

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Gladys Pak Lei Chong: ‘Nostalgia in the Making: New Beijing, Old Qianmen’

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Amanda Crawley-Jackson, ‘Ruins in Contemporary Art from France: Exploring the Post-Urban’

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Links to artists discussed:

Kader Attia
Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre
Nicolas Moulin

 

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