UWS space @ CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
5.30 - 7.30pm, 7 March 2012
an event with
Dr David Pinder, Reader in Geography, Queen Mary, University of London
Liza Dimbleby, artist and writer
The diverse ways in which artists, writers, dreamers, drifters and activists inhabit, shape and respond to the city as a space for exploration, imagination and re-creation offer key themes for narratives of urban re-invention and renewal, in literature, politics, the arts, and cultural and critical geography. In this event we bring together two leading figures, both of whom have a fascination with the urban imaginary, to discuss their approach to art, wandering and urban space.
David Pinder: Navigating cities: journeys through the not-yet-set
Liza Dimbleby: Hide and Seek in the City: walking, drawing and displacement
Chaired by Graham Jeffery and Katarzyna Kosmala, UWS
David Pinder is Reader in Geography at Queen Mary, University of London, and the author of numerous articles and books on situationist urbanism and the cultural politics of urban space, including Visions of the City: utopianism, power and politics in 20th Century Urbanism (Edinburgh University Press).
Liza Dimbleby is a writer and artist. Her book I Live Here Now (Firework) is about walking and drawing in Moscow, Glasgow and London. Currently based in Glasgow, she continues to move between these three cities.
[...MASHING-UP...” An Event Series presented by UWS and CCA. This ongoing series stimulates critical, transdisciplinary research communities to discuss advanced knowledge and to build networks of excellence among producer communities. ‘Mashing up’ [definition] "a mashup is a web page or application that combines data or functionality from two or more external sources to create a new service. The term mashup implies easy, fast integration...to produce results that were not the original reason for producing the raw source data" (Wikipedia, 2009). The lecture series exhibits the values of new media culture to explore synergies between institutions, ideas and disciplines. This aspiration originates with the UWS and CCA partnership, which extends to the specific areas of inquiry that we pursue. It advances the core mission of each organization to initiate applied, international research opportunities through experimental, local dialogue to foster collaborative, bottom-up, sustainable practices of development. #mashingup We want attendees to blog, photograph, film, tweet and do all they can to share the content of these talks to democratize access to knowledge....]