16 May: Capital Cities in a Globalised World
30 April 2013
Organised by the School of Architecture and the Built Environment’s Global Itineraries Research Cluster. Open to all, no booking required.
Date: 16 May
Time: 5.30 - 7.30 pm
Location: Room C422, Chiltern Building, University of Westminster Marylebone Campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
Professor Robert Maitland
Director, Centre for Tourism Research
Tourism and National Capitals in a Globalised World
By focusing on tourism representation, Professor Robert Maitland will look at how globalisation, territorial change and the rise of sub-state nationalisms have seen cities negotiating contested identities and developing new versions of national stories.
Dr Davide Deriu
Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture
Picturing Modern Ankara: New Turkey in Western Imagination
Dr Davide Deriu’s presentation will examine the transformation of Ankara into the political and symbolic centre of ‘New Turkey’ following the proclamation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. This provided an unexpected terrain of cross-cultural encounter between East and West.
Ben Stringer and Jane McAllister
Department of Architecture, University of Westminster and Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Design, London Metropolitan University
Guided by the lights in Palma and Magaluf
Ben Stringer and Jane McAllister will discuss the different modes of tourism and tourism representation developed for Palma, the capital of Majorca, and its neighbour, Magaluf.
Professor Peter Newman
Professor of Comparative Urban Planning
The evening will close with Professor Newman’s response and a question and answer session.
Image Credit: VEKAM Archive
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