Symposium: Landscape and Power.
Thursday 18th May 2017, 6-7.30pm, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD, room B03

This event brings together three speakers to share their research on the relationships between landscape, power, territory and memory at three distinct moments: colonial India, Nazi Germany, and contemporary USA/Norway.

Swati Chattopadhyay, University of California Santa Barbara (Birkbeck Institute of Humanities Visiting Fellow). Territorial Expansion and the Making of an Affective Landscape in British Colonial India.

David Haney, University of Kent. The Nazi Cultural Landscape: Strengthening Territory through “Earth-Rooted” Monuments.

Joel McKim, Birkbeck. Memorial Landscapes: Utøya and Freshkills Park.

This symposium is organised by the Architecture Space and Society Centre as part of Birkbeck’s Arts Week. It is free of charge and all are welcome.

More information and booking at the symposium webpage.

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