International Symposium: Inert Cities

Globalization, Mobility and Interruption

International Symposium Senate House, University of London May 8, 2012


Program:

 

9.00-9.30: Arrival and Introduction

 

9.30-11.00: Chair: Stephanie Hemelryk Donald (UNSW/Leeds)

 

Shirley Jordan (London): “Urban Photography as Interruption”

 

David Bissell (ANU): “Holding Patterns: Affirming Stillness for Commuting Subjects”

 

Discussant: Claire Launchbury (Leeds)

 

11.00-11.30: Coffee/Tea

 

11.30-13.00:  Chair: Christoph Lindner (Amsterdam)

 

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald (UNSW/Leeds): “Children and the Global City: Disguising Decay in Chinese and European Film”

 

Heide Kunzelmann (London) and Elisabeth Mayerhofer (Vienna): “Viennese Inertia: Deceleration and Local Identity Construction”

 

Discussant: Eleonore Kofman (Middlesex)

 

13.00-14.30: Lunch

 

14.30-16.00: Chair: Shirley Jordan (London)

 

Hugh Campbell (Dublin): “‘At the still point of the turning world’: The Paradox of the Urban Portrait”

 

Christoph Lindner (Amsterdam): “Slow Art and Urban Change in Global Amsterdam”

 

Discussant: Harriet Evans (Westminster)

 

16.00-16.30: Coffee/Tea

 

16.30-18.00: Chair: Hugh Campbell (Dublin)

 

Lúcia Nagib (Leeds): “Stasis, Scale, and Urban Portugal”

 

Andrew Webber (Cambridge): “Slow Motion Pictures: Casting Inertia in Contemporary Berlin Films”

 

Discussant: Bill Marshall (London/Stirling)

 

18.00-18.30: Closing Discussion



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