Talks & Events
Brandon LaBelle, public performance, Copenhagen, 2015.
Berlin occupation by the stateless and the homeless, 2014
The Living School: Expulsion
SAT 6 FEB 2016, 12-6PM, £5/£3 CONC, PECKHAM LIBERAL CLUB SE15 5DE
Tickets are no longer available for this event. Please contact the gallery on 02077036120.
With Jane Rendell, Irit Rogoff, zURBS, and Brandon LaBelle.
The first session of The Living School, a mobile project on questions of living together, will focus on the theme of The Expelled, and will include presentations by Jane Rendell and Irit Rogoff. They will consider the question of expulsion, eviction and displacement, giving a broader view onto the systematic upheaval of people. In addition, a participatory workshop will be led by the urban art collective zURBS, which will engage with the local neighbourhood and open up a dialogue between our own positionality and spatial politics.
12.00 - 12.30pm Welcome and Introductions, Brandon LaBelle
12.30 - 1.15pm Jane Rendell
1.15 - 2.00pm Lunch break
2.00 - 3.30pm zURBS workshop
3.30 – 3.45pm Break
3.45 - 4.30pm Irit Rogoff
Book your tickets online or call 020 7703 6120.
Ticket collection will be at the Peckham Liberal Club, SE15 5DE on the day of the event. Tickets will be on sale until 10am on Sat 6 Feb, after this time all pre-paid tickets can be collected from Peckham Liberal Club. For enquiries about this event please contact the gallery on 020 7703 6120.
Jane Rendell is a writer, art critic and architectural historian/theorist/designer, whose work explores interdisciplinary intersections between architecture, art, feminism and psychoanalysis. Her authored books include Site-Writing (2010), Art and Architecture (2006), and The Pursuit of Pleasure (2002) and she is currently working on a new book on transitional spaces in architecture and psychoanalysis. She is co-editor of Pattern (2007), Critical Architecture (2007), Spatial Imagination (2005), The Unknown City (2001), Intersections (2000), Gender, Space, Architecture (1999) and Strangely Familiar (1995) and is Professor of Architecture and Art, and Vice Dean of Research at the Bartlett, UCL.
Irit Rogoff is a theorist and curator working at the intersection of contemporary art, critical theory, and emergent political manifestations. She is Professor of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she heads the PhD in Curatorial/Knowledge program and the MA in Global Arts programme. Her practice deals with geography, globalisation, and contemporary participatory practices in the expanded field of art. Within the collective freethought—a platform for research, pedagogy, and production—she is currently developing a research, discourse, and display platform on “infrastructure” for the 2016 edition of the Bergen Assembly in Bergen. In addition to contributing to numerous anthologies and catalogs, her publications include Looking Away—Participating Singularities, Ontological Communities (2013); Visual Cultures as Seriousness (2013) (with Gavin Butt); Unbounded: Limits’ Possibilities (2012); and Terra Infirma: Geography's Visual Culture (2000). She has also published in periodicals such as Art Journal, e-flux journal, and Third Text. Rogoff lives and works in London.
zURBS (www.zurbs.org) is an urban research and art collective, working with a participatory approach in which a wide range of participants are invited to take part in workshops, exhibitions, model-making, treasure hunts, games, seminars, expeditions and walks in order to experiment with different approaches to how we can re-imagine the urban through imaginative and creative processes that question what urban space means and is. zURBS is a collaboration between Sabeth Tödtli, Nina Lund Westerdahl and Cecilie Sachs Olsen.