UCL Cities Methodologies 2012
UCL Urban Laboratory exhibition and events programme showcasing innovative urban research methodologies
4-7 July 2012, launch, 4 July, 18.30, all welcome
Open Thurs to Fri 10.00-20.00, Sat 10.00-13.00
All events are free and open to the public.
For full programme and list of exhibitors please click here
UCL Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0NS
Exhibit: Grasping the incommensurable: co-research and politics as the immanent experience (Room 5)
Event: Investigative research into radioactive waste on the Olympic Park site
discussion with Paul Charman and Mike Wells of Games Monitor, chaired by Julian Cheyne
Thursday 5th July 19.00 - 20.30, Auditorium
The 2012 Olympic developments have devastated local light industry and contribute to land-rent inflation across the area, accelerating the displacement of those on low incomes. Policymaking indicates a shift towards reflexive governance, a neo-conservative turn. Games Monitor, a website dedicated to deconstructing the Olympic development process will be showcased, highlighting the multidisciplinary work undertaken by the core production group. A display board profiles an essay on the Games Monitor group’s praxis, while photography projection will highlight the human resonance of displacement, and its negation in planning procedures and construction.
A hosted discussion with Paul Charman and Mike Wells, will explore the processes of investigative journalism, including the limitations of Freedom of Information legislation, and the detail of their investigations into the excavation and disposal of contaminated and radioactive soil on the Olympic Park site in Stratford.
The Art of Dissent
Hilary Powell and Isaac Marrero-Guillamón
Exhibit: Stratford City and the New Oz
Event: Stratford City and the New Oz
Friday 6th July 19.00-20.00, Auditorium
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away".
Ozymandias. Percy Bysshe Shelley
An eventful installation and exploration of the nebulous idea of legacy in relation to the London 2012 Olympics. This installation arises from the issues and contents of the book 'The Art of Dissent: Adventures In London's Olympic State' edited by Hilary Powell and Isaac Marrero and including the work of 60 artists, writers, photographers, film makers poets andacademics. The Art of Dissent
An accompanying evening event will focus on the imaginative potential of examining notions of (specifically Olympic) Legacy through fiction and artistic practices making their way on a boulevard of questionably broken dreams and dystopian visions. Contributors to this discussion will include poets, writers and artist contributors to the book ‘The Art of Dissent’. The event will be filmed and the future visions conjured up throughout the evening later composited into a final film.