12 December 2007
Thane, Mumbai, 2006. Photograph: Matthew Gandy The impetus towards industrialisation and urbanisation has had far reaching effects on the relationship between nature, technology and space. This forum explores the aesthetic impact of new technological structures such as aqueducts, dams, expressways and pylons in the modern landscape.
Speakers include Mark Bassin, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Birmingham, who looks at how such structures are represented in socialist realist art, and Maria Kaika, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, who looks at the social, physical and aesthetic impact of the Marathon Dam near Athens built in the 1920’s. Mark Bassin of UWE explores the portrayal of promethean structures in films such as King Kong and Bladerunner.
In collaboration with UCL Urban Laboratory.
Reynolds Room; 6.30–8pm; £7/£4* (includes a drink)
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