Power and Space: transforming the contemporary city

6 - 8 dicembre 2007, Cambridge (UK)
The conference will be held in the Faculty of Law, Cambridge University (Sidgwick site, Cambridge, UK). Power & Space seeks to investigate how diverse forms of inquiry across different disciplines address issues of power and space in the contemporary urban environment. In studying the contemporary city, as a pluralistic cultural, economic and political system, a variety of interpretive procedures provide insights into how power shapes space and, in reverse, how space reflects power. Power & Space’s keynote speakers include renowned architects and theorists Charles Jencks and Lebbeus Woods. Other guest speakers include Lawrence Barth (Architectural Association, UK), Jonathan Hill (School of Architecture, The Bartlett, UCL; UK), Jord den Hollander (Architect, Filmmaker; The Netherlands), and Jane Rendell (School of Architecture, The Bartlett, UCL; UK). Additionally, the conference will feature speakers from a wide variety of disciplines including Social Policy, Art, Architecture, Film, Social Anthropology, Environmental Design, Philosophy, and International Studies and Power & Space will also include a poster series and a film/video series. Info: e-mail: info.powerspace@expressivespace.org; www.arct.cam.ac.uk - www.crassh.cam.ac.uk