Global Mobilities Seminar Series (2014-15)

The Global Mobilities Seminar Series, co-ordinated by Davide Deriu and supported by the Faculty of the Built Environment’s International Committee, provided a platform for cross-disciplinary and trans-national conversations about architecture as an expanded territory. In a world increasingly characterised by circulations and flows of ideas, images, objects, technologies, finance, and people, the seminars promoted debate about the mutual relations between contemporary cultures of mobility and the natural and built environments in which they take place. The seminars highlighted research and design work being undertaken within the Faculty, and fostered dialogue with colleagues from other institutions. Their aim was to forge new relations of encounter and exchange through exploring ideas, methodologies, and theoretical frameworks for research. As a series, Global Mobilities has now ended, but ad-hoc Global Mobilities Seminars will be hosted from time to time. The 2014-15 series was organised around the topics of Water, Land and Air.

Of Water, 04 December 2014
Speakers:
Lorenzo Pezzani, Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmith’s College
Liquid Traces: Investigating the deaths of migrants at the EU’s maritime frontier
Lindsay Bremner, Department of Architecture, University of Westminster
Fluid Ontologies in the Search for MH370
Philip Steinberg, Durham University
Wet Ontologies, Fluid Spaces, Legal Fi(x/ss)ions, Cold Facts
Chaired by Davide Deriu, Department of Architecture, University of Westminster
Response by Ruth Mackenzie, Westminster Law School

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Over Land, 05 May 2015

Speakers: 
Krystallia Kamvasinou, Department of Planning and Transport, University of Westminster 
Reimagining Interim Landscapes
Anna Jorgensen, Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield 
Arcadia in Flux? A Landscape Typology of Urban Wilderness 
Chaired by Davide Deriu, Department of Architecture, University of Westminster 
Response by Johan Woltjer, Head of the Department of Planning and Transport, University of Westminster

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On Air, 02 June, 2015

Speakers
Ben Stringer, Department of Architecture, University of Westminster
Angels of Suburbia
Peter Adey, Royal Holloway, University of London
Affinities for Air
Chaired by Lindsay Bremner, Department of Architecture, University of Westminster
Response by Davide Deriu, Department of Architecture, University of Westminster

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