Category Archives: urban

The View from on High.

A month ago new pics were released from nearly ten years ago in New York. Interesting – a view from above. Seeing these images, and the way that this is still identifiably New York despite the dust, and the death … Continue reading

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Andrew Benjamin Complex Urbanism Feb 2, 2010

Andrew Benjamin Complex Urbanism Tuesday February 2nd 14-16.00hrs. Free.  All welcome. Council Room, Laurie Grove Baths, Goldsmiths University of London Terms such as ‘complexity’ bring with them an assumed logic of addition. Events are taken to have become complex due to the planned … Continue reading

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National Instruments

On the initiative of Moinak Biswas, Film Studies Jadavpur Uni, Kolkata, and with great input from Rosalind Morris, but initially inspired by the Preservation in Globalization workshop convened by Gayatri Spivak and Jorge Otero-Pailos, an interesting redevelopment seems possible. A disused factory site adjacent … Continue reading

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Literature and Film Go Wild in the Streets: from Burning Books to the War on Terror.

Abstract for Joel (to be written up by March) Literature and Film Go Wild in the Streets: from Burning Books to the War on Terror. Book burning is something close to the heart of novelist Salman Rushdie, whose work, The … Continue reading

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This Much is True

I will be attending this important bit of theatre: THIS MUCH IS TRUE By Paul Unwin and Sarah Beck On 22 July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead by the Metropolitan Police at Stockwell tube station. It was … Continue reading

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LDN-BRU – talk, 3rd October 2009

I am off to Brussels soon to speak about cities….

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Jean Charles de Menezes

You can read the verdict and see the press conference by the family campaign on the website at the end of this press release: Press statement from the family: Friday, 12 December 2008 Press statement by the family of Jean … Continue reading

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