This annual interdisciplinary conference on visual urbanism was founded by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani and Paul Halliday. Bendiner-Viani and Halliday curated it in 2008 at Goldsmiths, University of London, and in 2009 and 2010 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 will begin to travel internationally in 2011.
Images © J. Cheng, R. Locke & H. Gilbert