Seminar Four

SEMINAR FOUR: THE POLITICS OF SPACE AND PLACE

Brick2dustDate: Friday 28th January 2011

Venue: Library Meeting Rooms, The Open University, Milton Keynes

This seminar will explore the ways in which the designed and built environment might sustain or ameliorate social inequalities and consider new methods for researching and capturing subjects’ embodied uses of space and place.

10.00 – 10.30: Registration & refreshments

10.30 – 10.45: Welcome & introduction
Dr Janet Fink, Dr Helen Lomax, Professor Gillian Rose and Lisa Whiting

10.45 –12.45: Urban landscapes, local communities and social inequalities
Chair: Professor Isabel Dyck

  • Picturing the hidden boundaries of everyday place
    Dr Ulrika Schmauch and Dr Katarina Giritli Nygren, Mid-Sweden University

  • 'Why do you want a picture of my dad eating his breakfast?': Reflections on visualising landscapes of community
    Dr Andrew Clark, University of Salford

  • Visualising the ups and downs of Mumbai
    Dr Andrew Harris, UCL

12.45 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15.30: Different spaces of childhood
Chair: Dr Eleanor Jupp

  • The view of the child: Taking children seriously in school design
    Dr Catherine Burke, University of Cambridge

  • Performing for camera? Exploring childhood, friendship and community through the lens of participatory video
    Dr Helen Lomax and Dr Janet Fink, The Open University

15.30 - 16.00: Concluding remarks 

 

Information:

The seminar will be held The Library Seminar Rooms, The Open University. Directions and other useful information can be found here: http://www3.open.ac.uk/contact/locations.aspx.

The Library Seminar Rooms are located on the second floor of the library which is marked on the campus map http://www3.open.ac.uk/contact/maps/wh-campus.gif . It can be found on St Michael's Drive on the left just past the main entrance and security lodge (off the University roundabout on Brickhill Street/ V10).

A ‘Souls’ coach leaves the railway station and drops off at the Open University (library) at 8.50 (arrives 9.05); 9.25 (arrives 9.55) and 10.15 (arrival time not stated) and returns to the station from the OU at 16.30 (arrives 16.55) and 17.10 (arrival time not stated).

For further information and to book your place contact: Dr. Helen Lomax This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it