conference on visual urbanism

Here’s some information from Rachel Jones about a conference called ‘Visual Urbanism: Perspectives on Contemporary Research’, which is the inaugural conference organised by the new International Association of Visual Urbanists (iAVU).

It’s on Monday, 8 October 2012 at the British Library Conference Centre in London; tickets cost £10 including lunch, and you book online here.

The event asks: what does the emerging field of visual urbanism look like today? What is the current status of the visual within urban research? The city is a dynamic entity and the ways in which researchers visualise the urban continue to emerge and evolve alongside the shifting metropolis. This is the inaugural event of the new International Association of Visual Urbanists and is aimed at arts practitioners and researchers from the humanities and social sciences who have an interest in visual urbanism.

This interdisciplinary event will explore how urbanists use visual practice to investigate the city by examining a wide range of approaches, focusing on innovative methodologies currently being employed in urban research relating to the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Speakers include: Gillian Rose, The Open University; Nirmal Puwar, Goldsmiths, University of London; Susan Trangmar, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design; Paul Halliday, Goldsmiths, University of London; Alison Rooke, Goldsmiths, University of London; Moustafa Traoré, Sorbonne University; Abbas Nokhasteh, OpenVizor; David Kendall, Goldsmiths, University of London; Rachel Jones, Goldsmiths, University of London.

The event is presented in association with Urban Photo Fest, Urban Encounters, and Goldsmiths, University of London.

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