Day 1 – Thursday 30 January 2014
|09:50 – 10:20||Registration and Tea/Coffee|
|10:20 – 10:30||Welcome and Introduction|
|10:30 – 11:30||Opening Keynote|
|Pablo Mukherjee (Chair)
Iain Sinclair: Excavating the Overground: A Day’s Walk Around London’s Orbital Railway.
|11:30 – 1:00||Panel Discussion: Uneven City: Global South and Global North|
|GJV Prasad (Chair)
Sarah Nuttall: Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis Revisited.
Matt Feldman: From Conrad’s 1907 to our 7/7: London bombings as a case study of “networks of support”.
|1:00 – 2:00||Lunch|
|2:00 – 3:30||Roundtable discussion: Conflict in and of Cities|
|Alex Tickell (Chair)
Tom Cowan: OpenSecurity: examining cities as conceptualised, planned or contested sites of conflict, security or resistance.
Tonica Hunter: From top-down to bottom-up: changes in “literary” responses to the London 2011 riots.
Rosie Lavan: War and the Irish Town: Derry and Belfast, 1968-1972
James Whitfield: The Origins of Discord: Caribbean immigrants and policing in post-war London.
|3:45 – 4:30||Artist Presentation|
|Elleke Boehmer (Chair)
Nick Simcik-Arese: A Sayaa and the “Deep State”: Everyday conspiratorial subjects and metaphorical bureaucracy in Julie Mehretu’s depictions of Tahrir Square, Cairo.
|4:30 – 4:45||Break|
|4:45 – 5:30||Dramatic Performance|
|Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre (GLYPT): Brothers.|
|5:30||Drinks and dinner|
|Leave for drinks at the Lyceum Tavern before pre-booked dinner, 7pm at Sofra Covent Garden, 36 Tavistock Street, London, WC2E 7PB.|
Day 2 – Friday 31 January 2014
|09:45 – 11:15||Panel Discussion: Writing London|
|Ruvani Ranasinha (Chair)
GJV Prasad: London in South Asian Eyes.
Kevin Brazil: “Schmerzenspuren”: W. G. Sebald and the Traces of Planned Violence.
Bob Eaglestone: “You’ve got to answer to the guns of Brixton”: Representations of Violence in South London.
|11:15 – 11:30||Tea/Coffee|
|11:30 – 12:30||Writers Reading: Cities within Cities?|
|Dominic Davies (Chair)
|12:30 – 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 – 3:30||Graffiti Walking Tour with Alternative London|
|Including travel to and from Spitalfields Market, near Liverpool Street Station.|
|3:45 – 5.15||Panel Discussion: Performing Urban Violence|
|Sarah Nuttall (Chair)
Jo Tyabji: Performing Structural Violence.
Jeremy James and Tunde Euba from GLYPT: In Conversation.
|5:15 – 5:30||Tea/Coffee|
|5.30 – 6.30||Wrap-up Plenary Session|
|Paul Gilroy (Chair)