Beyond the Enlightenment: Seismic Shifts, Urban Imagery

  • Location:
    Culturgest, Edifício-sede da Caixa Geral de Depósitos. Rua Arco do Cego, 50. 1000-300 Lisbon, Portugal

Taking the city of Lisbon as its reference, along with the cultural and social reverberations that, still today, echo from the earthquake of 1 November 1755 – an event that stimulated the imagination of philosophers and artists all around Europe. 'Beyond the Enlightenment: Seismic Shifts, Urban Imagery' enjoys the participation of photographers, artists and thinkers linked to geography, history and other social sciences. Identity, post-colonialism, the circulation of images, people and cultures, the visibility and invisibility of immigrant populations in the urbanism and everyday life of the city, are the subjects that will be discussed throughout the day.

Participants: Hiwa K. (artist), Victor Jeleniewski Seidler (UPA/Goldsmiths, University of London), Ana Cristina Araújo (Centro de História da Sociedade e da Cultura, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Coimbra), Paul Halliday (UPA/CUCR, Goldsmiths, University of London), David Kendall (UPA/CUCR, Goldsmiths, University of London), Kiluanji Kia Henda (artist), António Brito Guterres (Dinâmia’Cet-IUL - Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies, ISCTE-IUL Instituto Universitário de Lisboa), Stefano Carnelli (UPA/Urbiquity), Álvaro Domingues (Faculdade de Arquitetura, Universidade do Porto), Mónica de Miranda (artist, Centro de Estudos Comparatistas, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa), Liliana Coutinho (Culturgest), Susana S. Martins (Institute of Art History, FCSH-Universidade NOVA de Lisboa), Carla de Utra Mendes (UPA), Ana Balona de Oliveira (Institute of Art History, FCSH-Universidade NOVA de Lisboa), Susana de Sousa Dias (Centro de Investigação e de Estudos em Belas-Artes (CIEBA), Faculdade de Belas-Artes, Universidade de Lisboa)

Symposium Curators: Carla de Utra Mendes (UPA), Susana S. Martins (IHA/FCSH-NOVA)

Scientific Committee: Carla de Utra Mendes (UPA Writing Fellow), Victor Jeleniewski Seidler (Goldsmiths, University of London/UPA Writing Fellow), Stefano Carnelli (UPA Director of Exhibitions), Susana S. Martins (IHA/FCSH-NOVA), Raquel Henriques da Silva (IHA/FCSH-NOVA)

#CitiesofLight is a series of symposia organised by the UPA - The Urban Photographers Association
( taking place in European cities in 2018/19. Partners include: The Centre for Community and Urban Research (CUCR), Goldsmiths, University of London, The Sorbonne, Paris, The Photographers' Gallery, London, Culturgest, Lisbon, Institute of Art History of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and Openvizor.

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