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Ben Gidley - Urban Encounters

Ben Gidley (COMPAS, University of Oxford)

Ben Gidley is a Senior Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), primarily working on projects in the Citizenship and Belonging, Urban Change and Settlement, and Welfare clusters. He has a PhD in Sociology from the University of London. His research has included ethnographic and policy-focused research on contemporary urban multiculture, and historical research on Jewish migrants in East London. His research interests include the impact of new forms of diversity on local contexts in the UK; both new and old forms of intolerance and conviviality; and the politics of migrant citizenship and belonging, both today and historically.

Urban Encounters: Photography and The Practice of Walking

Photography and The Practice of Walking
An Urban Encounters event
3rd June 2010, 2pm-5pm
Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross Gate, London SE14 6NW

Walking through the city allows a particularly unique type of engagement with the urban space and permits one to experience the city at its most personal level. Traversing the city is crucial to creating its space. This event will explore how photographers combine their photographic practice with the engagement of moving through the city.


Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani (The New School, New York)
Rut Blees-Luxemburg (Royal College of Art, London)
Ben Gidley (COMPAS, University of Oxford),
Paul Halliday (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Rachel Jones (Goldsmiths, University of London)
David Kendall (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Lanis Levy (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Alison Rooke (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Urban Encounters is an organization and yearly event dedicated to the varied practices of visual urbanism.


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