Red Tape N°4b — Conflict territories

Red Tape series

Why does the present look, sound and feel the way it does? What should it look, sound and feel like? Red Tape tries to address these questions by tackling contemporary issues that relate to and impact on visual culture. As a multidisciplinary forum it covers topics ranging from the political to the economical, from the aesthetic to the computational.

Red Tape N°4b — Conflict territories

Courtyard Gallery 1, Kensington Campus, Royal College of Art

Tuesday 28th April, 7—9pm

Red Tape introduces a discussion focusing on conflicts within urban and non-urban territories through the lenses of art, architecture and design. Architect Godofredo Pereira, designer Tobias Revell, curator Michaela Crimmin and writer Anna Minton discuss conflicts related to control and urbanisation, the strategic role of art in the city and that of natural resources at the edge of the city.

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About Virality

Tony D. Sampson is Reader in Digital Culture and Communications at the University of East London. A former musician, he studied computer technology and cultural theory before receiving a PhD in sociology from the University of Essex. His publications include The Spam Book, coedited with Jussi Parikka (Hampton Press, 2009), Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) and Affect and Social Media (Rowman and Littlefield, due 2018). He is organizer and host of the Affect and Social Media conferences in the UK, a co-founder of Club Critical Theory and Director of the EmotionUX Lab at UEL. He occasionally blogs at: https://viralcontagion.wordpress.com/ Full academic profile: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Staff/s/tony-sampson
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