Sunday, September 22, 2013

Urban Wandering

This weekend I went to see 2 films & screentalks which were part of the fantastic Urban Wandering series at the Barbican; Will Self talking about how social housing since the 1930s and the potential impact of war upon the way we view it now; and Mike Leigh talking about his film Naked.

I've been eagerly anticipating this series for months now and excited about what's still to come... including Swandown, directed by Andrew K├Âtting.

From 18 September to 2 October the Barbican presents Urban Wandering – Film and the London Landscape, a season of contemporary and archive feature films and documentaries, including talks and panel discussions. The season focuses on ideas related to a heightened awareness of the city environment, something often encapsulated in the concept of ‘psychogeography’ by writers, artists and filmmakers including Iain Sinclair, Will Self, Stephen Poliakoff, Owen Hatherley, Will Raban, Manu Luksch, Emily Richardson and Patrick Keiller, who all feature in this season that considers how war-time bombings, migration and economic growth have brought changes to the city.