Mark Saunders lecturing on the Urban Practices course at UCL:
An Urban media Practice: documentation, agitation, participation
8th February 3pm in Room 114, 26 Bedford Way, Department of Geography, UCL
Drawing on 30 years experience of independent and community based media practice in London, Brussels and Rostock Mark Saunders will describe the political and technological development of Spectacle’s practice and use of media in urban struggles for social justice in the built environment.
This will include, Despite TV, an innovative video co-operative in East London (1981-94), Jako Co-operative and the making of The Truth Lies in Rostock (90-98) establishing resident video groups in gentrifying Brussels (2000-2009) and long term video workshops on “regenerated” estates Silwood in Rotherhithe (10 years) and Marsh Farm Luton (15 years) and recent work on the London Olympics and Battersea Power Station.
Olympic project pages
Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station project
Battersea Power Station blog
Suggested further readings:
Surviving Participation Fatigue< Erased Social Geography
Video in the City: Possibilities for Transformation in the Urban Space
Advocacy, Participation and Non Governmental Organisations in planning : A report and video on Spectacle’s APaNGO work