Urban Memories - Urban Photographers' Association
The Urban Photographers' Association (UPA) are re-showing Urban Memories at Goldsmiths, University of London
between 30 May and 11 June 2017. The Urban Photographers' Association (UPA) aims to show the work of
contemporary international photographers focusing on cities and the urban realm. The photographers and
artists shown in Urban Memories represent a diverse range of practices including landscape, architectural,
portraiture, fine art, documentary, street-based and object photography; all informed by an active engagement
with urban theory and associated research methods. The projects reflect the experiences of personal, often
immersive involvement in the urban spaces and they also raise questions about how photography might speak
to debates within urban ethnography and visual arts practice.
Exhibiting Artists: Peter Coles, Diego Ferrari, Michael Frank, Gill Golding, Paul Halliday,
Tanya Houghton, David Kendall, David Colm Killeen, Rebecca Locke, Bas Losekoot,
Luc Pauwels, Galit Seligmann, Gesche Würfel, Kyler Zeleny
Curator: Stefano Carnelli
Professor Victor Seider and Carla de Utra Mendes in conversation with exhibiting artists: Peter Coles,
Diego Ferrari, Gill Golding, Paul Halliday, Tanya Houghton, David Kendall and curator Stefano Carnelli
8 June 2017, 3:00PM – 6:00PM, free, all welcome
The gallery ‘walk and talk’ with exhibiting UPA artists will focus on ‘urban memory’ and will be led by
Carla de Utra Mendes, a contemporary art historian, critic and curator, collaborating with institutions
such as Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal) and organisations such as Openvizor (UK).
She will be joined by Victor Seider who an Emeritus Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London.
His research interests include social theory and philosophy, critical theory and collective memory,
identity and ethnicities. Carla and Victor lead a research group focusing on relationships between
art history, philosophy, memory architecture and sociology. The gallery talk is a public event and
organised by David Kendall (Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths, University
of London / Urban Photographers’ Association) in collaboration with curator Stefano Carnelli
(Urbiquity / Urban Photographers’ Association).