Visible Economies: Photography, Economic Conditions and Urban Experiences


University of Brighton Faculty of Arts – Sallis Benney Theatre - Wednesday 31st October 2012

Photography developed with the rise of major cities during the last great period of Globalization. Visible Economies explores a selection of photographic works that involve established and emerging forms of urban landscape, documentary, and artists’ moving image as creative representational strategies. The aim of this symposium and accompanying publication is to propose a series of observations and conversations about the visibility of cities and economies. With a shifting focus between political and poetic depictions of public urban environments, this symposium offers suggestions as much as descriptions of how we congregate within and use such spaces as modern citizens. The event concludes with the book launch for Chateau Despair by Lisa Barnard, a documentation of 32 Smiths Square, London, home of the Conservative party for 50 years.

Symposium Programme

2.00 pm    Welcome and Introduction: Fergus Heron

2.10 pm     Eugenie Shinkle – Visible Economies, Invisible Topographies

3.00 pm    Coffee

3.15 pm    Martin Newth – Negotiating the City Through Personal and Public Narratives

3.50 pm    Fergus Heron – Economies of Visibility: The City

4.25 pm    Immo Klink

5.00 pm    Corinne Silva

5.45 pm    Book launch for Visible Economies


Presented by the University Of Brighton.

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Image 01: Emma Charles, Video Still from After the Bell, Single Screen DVD

Where & When

Sallis Benney Theatre

University of Brighton
58 - 67 Grand Parade

2 - 6pm

Wednesday 31 October

£10, £5 concessions

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