mercoledì 9 novembre 2016

Cities in Crisis conference - King's College London

Il prossimo 19 novembre si svolgerà al King's College di Londra l'interessante Conferenza Cities in Crisis.
Se siete dalle parti di Londra, da non perdere!

Researchers from the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London are excited to announce a one-day cinema, media and urbanism symposium. Life in the contemporary metropolis poses a range of challenges such as overpopulation, pollution, gentrification, urban sprawl and socio-political conflict. While it is widely acknowledged that cinema and media play an active role in efforts to negotiate these environmental obstacles, just how and to what effect they do so remains an open and fertile field of academic research. This one day symposium will conclude with a screening of Enrico Masi's Sur Les Jeux Olympiques and a wine reception.

09.45 - 10.00 Registration and Introduction
Morning Session 

10.05 - 11.20
Adam Wyatt (King’s College London) ‘A History of Untold Violence: Memorialisation, Landscape and the Origins of Barbarism in Ethan and Joel Coen’s No Country for Old Men (2007)
Jingan Young (King’s College London) ‘Where the Kids get their Kicks: Cinematic Spaces of Soho’
Anna Viola Sborgi (King’s College London) ‘Private and Public: The Articulation of Space in London’s Housing Crisis on Channel 4’ (King’s College London)

11.20 - 11.35 Break
Keynote Speaker

Myria Georgiou (London School of Economics) ‘Post-Brexit Blues: Londoners’ Digital Responses to the Crisis of Conviviality’
12:35 - 13.35 Lunch

Afternoon Session

Rahoul Masrani (London School of Economics) 'London and Cinema: A Dynamic Relationship'. 
Sander Holsgens (University College London) ‘Toward a Phenomenology of Skateboarding: Film and the Senses in Seoul, South Korea’
14.25 - 14.40 Break
Keynote Speaker

Lawrence Webb (University of Sussex) ‘Nostalgia for Decline? Reimagining New York's Urban Crisis’
15.40 - 16.35

Martha Shearer (King’s College London) ‘Frances Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: Gender, Crisis, and the Creative City in Frances Ha (2012)’
Jennifer Wallace (King’s College London) ‘Cultural Memory in Stone: Varda, Romanticism and the Parisian Caryatids’
16:35 Screening
Sur Les Jeux Olympiques (Enrico Masi, 2012).

17.00 Roundtable discussion chaired by Scott Rodgers (Birkbeck, University of London), with: Peter Jones (Queen Mary, University of London), David Kendall (Goldsmiths, University of London), and Mark Shiel (King's College London).

17.45 Closing Remarks and Wine Reception

Location: Strand Campus in the Department of Geography, King’s College London (K4U.12)

For any information please contact the organisers at or , and the event’s progress on with regular updates and announcements, as well as a live stream of proceedings on the day.


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