Street life and street culture: between early modern europe and the present

Final conference

Saturday 2 October 2010

10.00 - 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, (registration from 9.30)

Speaker(s): Niall Atkinson (University of Chicago), Georgia Clarke (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Ornette Clennon (Oxford Brookes University), Louise Duggan (CABE), Dan Jones (Sound artist and co-director, Sound&Fury Theatre company), Kristian Kloeckl (Senseable city lab: lead real time city group), Kate McGrath (producer, FUEL), Stephen Milner (University of Manchester), Fabrizio Nevola (University of Bath), Guido Rebecchini (Università degli Studi di Siena), David Rosenthal (Monash University)

Ticket/entry details: The conference is free and open to all but advance booking is required by 30 September. Please register by email to Claire Hogg (

Organised by: Fabrizio Nevola (University of Bath) and Georgia Clarke (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

‘Street Life and Street Culture’ involves art historians, architectural historians, historians, architects, planners, artists, critics, sound artists, actors and theatre producers to create an interdisciplinary, international community drawn from the UK, USA and Europe. The project has been to consider how streets shaped and informed the daily lives of urban communities in the past, and how this historical experience relates to contemporary realities. The final conference of this two-year AHRC-Funded Network, under the 'Beyond Text' initiative, considers major themes that have emerged during the course of the project:

  • the street as locus for celebration, religion and rituals
  • the relation between ephemeral performances and permanent urban change
  • street sounds
  • the performative siting of violence, punishment and protest
  • surveillance, policing and control
  • gossip and the circulation of news

Lunch is not provided, but there will be tea/coffee in the afternoon break

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