[NetBehaviour] Urban Edge Workshop: Centre for Urban and Community

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Feb 8 15:44:20 CET 2010

Urban Edge Workshop: Centre for Urban and Community
Research, Goldsmiths, University of London

Collective Memory: Exploring Social & Spatial Possibility,
Participation or Exclusion

Organised and lead by David Kendall
Saturday 27th February 2010 10am-5pm

Proposed architectural and environmental changes
in and around Heathrow airport could suggest that
London’s status as a Global City is forcing the spatial
growth of West London. This plan leaves open questions
as to how the social dynamics of neighbourhoods which
are inserted in or around the proposed airport extension
could expand or contract. The concept of ‘collective or
public memory’ could provide an entry point to explore
the urban sociology of these locations and map social
possibility, participation or exclusions.

This one-day interdisciplinary workshop invites participants
from a wide range of disciplines -architecture, anthropology,
community activism, design, environmentalism, geography,
journalism, law, photography, politics, urban regeneration
and planning, social research and visual arts.

Participants will visit proposed sites and explore how
suburban-urban landscapes act as fixed or fluid social
spaces. Where macro spatial concepts of globalization:
land usage, legal procedures, speculative economic
development and surveillance. Fuse with everyday social
practices and micro political spaces of ‘memory’, historical
conservation, community and environmental activism.

Creating new spatial ideas and collaborations could offer
opportunities for continued partnership-research and open
up new social debates about community cohesion,
participation and the potential extension of city-spaces.
The outcome of the workshop will be a series of written
propositions and visual materials (maps and photographs)
that explore the urban sociology of the site.

There will be an attendance fee for the workshop, please
contact Anh Tu, Centre for Urban and Community Research
at a.tu at gold.ac.uk or telephone +44(0)207 919 7390 to
secure a place. For Additional information, please contact
David Kendall at workshops at david-kendall.co.uk

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