travels in spectral urbanism

guest LECTURE, Institute of advanced study, university of LONDON, JANUARY 25, 2017.


Moving between vacant architecture, derelict homes, ghost skyscrapers, and dormant museums, this talk explores the ways in which contemporary "aesthetics of slowness" travel between cities in the era of globalization. The focus is on how ruins and their afterlives produce various forms of spectral urbanism, shape the visual and institutional imaginaries of cities, and contribute to the neoliberal revivification of dead space. 

This lecture is part of the Cities@SAS initiative at Senate House, London. Full event details here.