Visual Anthropology and the City
Symposium at RAI and UCL, London

London, RAI and UCL, October 14 – 15, 2016
Registration deadline: Oct 9, 2016

‘Visual Anthropology and the City’ is a two-day-symposium at Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) and UCL Institute of Archaeology,
Heritage Studies, which brings together anthropologists, filmmakers and artists.  Urban anthropology has fascinated journalists, photographers
and policy makers with the emergence of the Chicago School since the 1920s.  Ethnography and long-term research facilitated deeper insights
into the everyday lives of urban neighborhoods that were often associated with violence, crime and housing problems. Cinema and
photography have also since their inception engaged with the urban, and their development is deeply entwined with that of the modern
metropolis. We are interested in visual research that looks at modernity, subcultures, non-western cities, regeneration, urban elites,
domestic space, social movements and urban architecture.  In this symposium we will discuss films, photography and writings on the
subject from both academic and practitioners’ perspectives. Please find the programme enclosed. Registration is essential as places are
limited:   barbara.knorpp@gmail.com

PROGRAMME

Friday, 14th October 2016

Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI)
50 Fitzroy St, London W1T 5BT (next to French Theatre Bookshop)

13.00
Registration + Welcome

Session 1: London

14.00
Anthony Iles
Inventory: Flesh and Stone

14.20
Anna Viola Sborgi
“This was our home”: community and urban regeneration in moving image representations of East London

14.40
Haim Bresheeth
Convivencia in Turnpike Lane

15.00
Caterina Sartori  London Housing crisis on film

15.40
Coffee break

Session 2: Shifting Identities

16.10
David Kendall
Disappearing into Night

16.30
Ektoras Arkomanis
Work / Memories of Work

17.00
Lana Askari
Lost in Transition: A Visual Ethnography on Imagining Future, Planning and the State in Iraqi Kurdistan

18.00
Wine reception

Saturday, 15 October 2016
Institute of Archaeology, Heritage Studies,
31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY, Lecture Theatre G6LT

Session 3: Visual Representations of city life in art and film

10.00
Jessica O’Donnell
Francis Bacon and the Street

10.20
Ivan Chuviliaev
Anthropology and mythology: The image of St Petersburg in Soviet movies

10.40
Katarzyna Puzon
Visualising Beirut

11.00
Burcu Bakö
The cinematic representation of impact of neoliberal urban policies in
Istanbul

12.00
Lunch

Session 4: Urban Regeneration

13.00
Ioanna Manoussaki-Adamopoulou and Liev Cherry
Mining Detroit

13.20
Angela Torresan
Fear and desire:  Filmed conversation of gentrification in a Rio de
Janeiro favela

13.50
Michael Dieminger
Centre of the centre

15.00
Coffee Break

Session 5: New methodologies

15.30
Susan Hansen and Danny Flynn
Longitudinal photo-documentation: recording urban dialogue

15.20
Camilla Morelli
Forest hunters to slum dwellers: the lives and futures of migrant indigenous youth in urban Amazonia

16.10
Emiliano Esposito
Outcasts from the past

16.30
Maria Salaru  The Block

Organisers
Dr Barbara Knorpp (Anthropologist, UCL): barbara.knorpp@gmail.com
Caterina Sartori (RAI Film Officer): film@therai.org.uk

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