Institute of Contemporary Art, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
This symposium (in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Art) explores the diversity of creative responses to our changing urban environment – from street art and graffiti to yarn bombing and urban photography.
The speakers will discuss creative connections to, material engagements with, and affective responses to, the urban environment, and the relevance of contemporary urban interventions to a critical understanding of the lived city.
The programme brings together leading contemporary researchers, curators, artists and photographers in the field of urban creativity.
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Phil's research work is in the field of urban documentary photography. Recent exhibitions include Forgotten Memories of Things That Never Were, The Bigger Picture, Panoptic and Inscope in London and Seeds in Margate.
Susan coordinates the Visual Methods Group at Middlesex University.
She has a background in social psychology, communication studies, and art history. Her research explores communities' material engagements with, and affective responses to urban environments; the analysis of graffiti as a form of visual dialogue; and the promise of an archaeological approach to understanding street art and graffiti through the longitudinal photo documentation (or repeat photography) of single sites.