[URBANTH-L] CFP: City in Film: Architecture, Urban Space and the Moving Image

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Sat Apr 21 13:19:50 EDT 2007

Conference 2008

City in Film: Architecture, Urban Space and the Moving Image

An International Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Liverpool, 26-28th March 2008

Organised by the School of Architecture / School of Politics and 
Communication Studies

'City in Film' will explore the relationship between film, architecture and 
the urban landscape drawing on interests in film, architecture, urban 
studies and civic design, cultural geography, cultural studies and related 
fields. The conference is part of University of Liverpool's contribution to 
the European Capital of Culture 2008, and aims to foster interdisciplinary 
dialogues around architectural and film history and theory, film and urban 
space, and to point towards new intellectual frameworks for discussion. It 
seeks to draw on the work of theorists and practitioners engaged in ideas in 
these areas, examining film in the context of urban design and development 
and exploring in particular the contested social, cultural and political 
terrain that underpins these practices. We particularly welcome 
contributions on non-fiction film, documentaries, actuality and amateur 
film, the influence of film on urban and architectural design, and the role 
of film in the construction of virtual environments and spaces of memory. 
Potential speakers are invited to submit abstracts that relate to any aspect 
of the general subject area, but the main focus of conference is expected to 
be around the following strands and suggested themes in relation to the 
moving image:

Film, Place and Urban Identity
Localism, regionalism; peripheries and boundaries
Iconography, landscape and urban form
Transculturation and migration
Industrial and post-industrial landscapes
Tourism, heritage and city branding
Contested spaces

Mapping Filmic Space
Cognitive mapping
Psychogeographies: reverie and urban drift
Spaces of affect
Stasis and mobility
Habitus and place
Everyday life and rhythmanalysis

Time, Memory, and Urban Form
Role of archives in architectural, filmic and curatorial practice
Perception and aesthetics in early film actualities
Narrative and expressive spaces in film
Historiographies of cities in film
Presence and absence: spectral cities, ghosts and spaces of
Monuments and spaces of memory
Virtual Environments
Digitality and spatiality
Screen-based technologies - electronic billboards, interactive facades

Haptic spaces and architextures
Educational environments

Design in Architectureand the Moving Image
Set design
Embodiment, performance and urban space
Mobile spaces
Interactive environments
Participatory environments
Film influenced architectural designs
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Charlotte Brunsdon, University of Warwick
Patrick Keiller, Royal College of Art
James Sanders, architect, filmmaker, writer
For further enquiries, please contact Dr Richard Koeck or Dr Les Roberts

Please submit proposals for papers (300 words maximum) by e-mail to 
cityinfilm at liverpool.ac.uk by 1 September 2007.

Information on booking and registration will be posted to the website 
shortly: www.liv.ac.uk/abe/cityinfilm/
Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council 

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