What connects garbage dumps in New York, riots in Paris, and skyscrapers in São Paulo? A roundtable discussion about visual culture with Ruth Cruickshank, Shirley Jordan, Christoph Lindner and Richard Williams.
How is contemporary visual culture - extending from art and architecture to film and digital media - responding to new forms of violence associated with global and globalizing cities? Engaging with such questions, this roundtable discussion will bring together a group of leading scholars in the field of urban/cultural studies to address the relationship between globalization and violence in contemporary visual culture.
Ruth Cruickshank, Lecturer in French at Royal Holloway, University of London. Author of Fin de millénaire French Fiction: The Aesthetics of Crisis (Oxford UP, 2009).
Shirley Jordan, Reader in French at Queen Mary, University London. Author of Contemporary French Women's Writing (Peter Lang, 2004).
Christoph Lindner, Professor of English Literature at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Author of Globalization, Violence, and the Visual Culture of Cities (Routledge, 2009).
Richard Williams, Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. Author of Brazil: Modern Architectures in History (Reaktion, 2009).
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