Spectacle Events

Spectacle runs workshops, talks, urban tours and screenings in a variety of settings from festivals and community centres to gallery exhibitions. See below for a comprehensive list of upcoming and past events.


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Olympics 2012: Legacy, Land Grabs and Liberties

Lecture – 13 January 2011

Mark Saunders on Olympics 2012 talk and screening
Venue: HafenCity Universität Hamburg
Urban Design
HafenCity Universität Hamburg Averhoffstraße 38 Erdgeschoss, Raum 16 b 19.00

Website: www.ud.hcu-hamburg.de/...

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This Is Not a Gateway Salon

Lecture – 7 May 2010

Salon discussion focusing on urban poverty and social exclusion.
Venue: Tate Britain
Mark Saunders will be talking about poverty in the media and social cleansing as a result of the Olympic Games.

Website: /thisisnotagateway.squarespace.com/salons-upcoming/

Independent Documentary

Lecture – 2006

Mark Saunders Visiting lecturer.
Venue: London College of Communications
School of Media
Course: BA 3rd Year


Lecture – November 2004

Venue: University of the Arts
Diploma in Foundation Studies
Course: Media Studies

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Lecture – October 2004

Mark Saunders
Venue: University of the Arts, London
School of Media
Course: Foundation Documentary

Documentary Research

Lecture – December 2003

One day course
Venue: Blazing the Trail Birbeck College
Multi-skilling for Broadcasting TV
Course: Learning Skills Council NVQ level 3

Participate and Survive

Lecture – 23 November 2003

Centre for Urban and Community Research
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London
Mark Saunders presented a critique of participation in urban regeneration.

Website: www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/...

Independent video

Lecture – 2003

Mark Saunders
Venue: Concordia
Fine Art
Screening of Truth lies in Rostock and seminar on independent processes of production.

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Documentary Ethics

Lecture – 2003

Mark Saunders Visiting lecturer.
Venue: London College of Printing


Lecture – 30 March 2002

Mark Saunders lecture on Utopias
Venue: Champlaine College Montreal

Do Utopians Watch TV?

Lecture – 27 March 2002

Mark Saunders Visiting lecturer.
Venue: Wayne State University, Detroit
Department of Communications
Course: Media

Practicare l'utopia urbana: esperienze in Gran Bretagne

Lecture – 17 February 2000

Mark Saunders seminar and screening
Venue: University of Florence
Urbanistica e Pianificazione del territorio
Course: PhD Urban Planning

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The Making of a Documentary

Lecture – 24 January 1999

Mark Saunders Screening and lecture.
Venue: National Museum of Photography, Film and Television
Sarah Mumford Head of Education
A day event for sixth formers. Screened Truth Lies in Rostock and described how it was made. Sold out with an audience of 292.


Lecture – October 1996

Visiting lecturer during 96/97 term
Venue: Royal College of Art
Course: Final Year MA Documentary

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