|| Cities 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
This interdisciplinary conference will explore the relationship between film, architecture and urban landscapes, and will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in film, architecture, geography, history, urban and cultural 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.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Charlotte Brunsdon, University of Warwick
Patrick Keiller, Royal College of Art
James Sanders, architect, filmmaker, writer
Dr Mark Shiel, Dr Francois Penz, Dr Alan Marcus