Tag Archives: resistance

Empire and Post-Empire in the Global City, King’s College London: A Reflective Summary

King’s College London, 30th/31st January 2014 Workshop Summary Under the heading “Empire and Post-Empire in the Global City”, the first Planned Violence workshop, hosted at King’s College London on 30th and 31st January 2014, addressed…

Tonica Hunter – From top-down to bottom-up: Changes in “literary” responses to the London 2011 Riots

Tonica Hunter recently graduated from the University of Oxford with an MSc in Migration Studies in the Oxford Department for International Development Studies (ODID). Her research aims to understand the plights and portrayals of ethnic…

Nick Simcik-Arese – A Sayaa and the “Deep State”: Everyday conspiratorial subjects and metaphorical bureaucracy in Julie Mehretu’s depictions of Tahrir Square, Cairo

In her paintings “Mogamma”, Julie Mehretu strives to represent the “grey” “thirdspace” of symbolic urban forums through a process of marking, layering and erasing. From the square, amidst the myths and martyrdoms that give Tahrir…