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I will be giving a presentation about the recent work at King’s College.

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King’s College London – Strand Campus
Conference/Seminar, Culture, Other, Workshop
14 (09:00) – 27/06/2017 (19:00)

On June 27th, 2017, KCL and UCL will co-host a one-day symposium with the aim of examining the use of maps in arts and humanities research and connections between mapping in the arts and humanities and in the social sciences. The symposium will be open to all. Providing an opportunity to reflect on the strengths, limitations, and methodological challenges and problems posed by maps and mapping, this symposium will feature approximately 8 short papers by a variety of scholars and a keynote address by Professor Shannon Mattern of the New School for Social Research, in New York. Mattern is the author of The New Downtown Library: Designing with Communities (2017) and Deep Mapping the Media City (2015), both published by University of Minnesota Press, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. ( )

The Symposium will be free of charge, although advance registration is required at the Eventbrite page below (please note the workshops and the symposium have separate Eventbrite pages and it is necessary to register for both separately, if you intend to attend all events).


Symposium Programme

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Venue: G22 Lecture Theatre, Pearson Building (North East Entrance), Main Quad, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

0930-1000 Welcome and opening comments, Roland-François Lack (UCL) and Mark Shiel (KCL)

1000-1130 Panel 1

  • Karen Smith (PhD student, Film Studies, KCL) – “Mapping London’s ‘Flea Pits’ from the 1970s to the 1990s”
  • Anna Viola Sborgi (PhD student, Film Studies, KCL) – “Mapping regeneration: London’s Docklands and screen media”
  • Jina Lee (PhD student, University of the Arts, London) – “Drawing ‘New Maps’ of New Malden: Ethnographical enquiry into the Joseonjok people by means of drawing practice”

1130-1150 Coffee break

1150-1300 Keynote Address, Shannon Mattern (Associate Professor of Media Studies, New School for Social Research, New York), “Mapping’s intelligent agents: From machine learning to echolocation”

1300-1400 Lunch

1400-1530 Panel 2

  • Maud Borie (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Geography, KCL) – “Visualizing the intangible? Exploring the potential of GIS and creative practices to map (for) resilience”
  • Michele Ferretti (PhD student, Geography, KCL) – “Invisible Cities: Repurposing machine learning and coding practices in the context of spatial data”
  • Arooj Khan (PhD student, Sociology, University of Birmingham) – “Mapping children’s lives and geographies: how far have we come?”

1530-1550 Coffee break

1550-1710 Panel 3

  • Rod Stoneman (Professor Emeritus, John Huston Centre for Film and Digital Media, National University of Ireland Galway) – “A New map of Rome”
  • Maurizio Cinquegrani (Lecturer in Film, University of Kent) – “Cinematic landscapes of the Holocaust in Poland”

1710-1750 Roundtable

1750-1800 Closing comments and thanks

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