Urban Images symposium

The first day of the Urban Images symposium in Oslo proved to be a success. The programme was both challenging and varied, illuminating a variety of positions relative to a discussion of relationships between architecture, urbanism and the moving image. As is often the case at conferences, it would have been good if there was more space for debate. Quite often the audience seemed to be so overwhelmed by the volume and density of information coming from the speakers that it was not really possible to elaborate a nuanced discussion within the short framework of a Q&A session after the lecture. But nobody could complain about a lack of input. Perhaps appropriately after a day considering the high density narratives of city space and cinematic representation we left the auditorium dazed and slightly disoriented. I look forward to the second day of the symposium!

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