Urban Encounters 2017 - Cartographies

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Celebrate 10 years of Urban Encounters

Posted on 02 Nov 2017

 Join artists, photographers and researchers for our annual conference on November 11th 2017 focusing on cities and urban spaces.

Now in its tenth year, the theme of Urban Encounters for 2017 is Cartographies. We explore how we make sense of places through visual and photographic representations, across a variety of global contexts.

This conference rethinks what is meant by ‘critical urbanism’ through a wide range of international artists and theorists whose work is concerned with mapping contemporary city spaces. Speakers also focus on the politics of representation, history and memory, and what counts as knowledge.

This series of talks and presentations can be of interest to a wide audience exploring art, photography, urbanism, social research and cultural activism. Speakers include, Jamila Cooper, Abbas Nokhasteh, Ofri Cnaani, Layla Curtis, Michelle Henning, Edward Hillel, Claire Holdsworth, and Linda Lai.  

The Friday evening before Tate Britain hosts the UPA Annual Lecture 2017, an artist’s talk with the acclaimed international photographic artist Roger Ballen.

Urban Encounters is organised in partnership with Tate and is part of UrbanPhotoFest 2017.

A full programme will be available shortly, for further details and tickets, click here. 

Photo © Stefano Carnelli


© Stefano Carnelli