Urban EncountersOur annual symposium at the Tate Britain, creating space for visual urbanism and interdisciplinary conversation
This annual interdisciplinary conference on visual urbanism was founded by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani and Paul Halliday. Since 2008, we have presented this conference each year, first at Goldsmiths, University of London and since 2009, at the Tate Britain.
This symposium uses the lens of visual production (photography & film) to bring together international researchers, academics, photographers and artists concerned with the nature of contemporary urban spaces and cultures. It is of particular relevance to those engaged with urban image-making, analysis and research. Speakers address photographic interpretations of urban landscapes in relation to migration and change, place, identity and the cultural geographies of city life.
The ongoing project facilitates interdisciplinary dialogues about the growing ﬁeld of urban visual practice, method and enquiry.
Urban Encounters conferences @Tate Britain on iTunes U
Urban Encounters : Rethinking Landscape symposium, part 1
Urban Encounters : Rethinking Landscape symposium, part 2
Urban Encounters : Rethinking Landscape symposium, part 3
Images © J. Cheng, R. Locke & H. Gilbert