Fight or Flight? (Resistance vs. Engagement)

Second event in the series Good Deeds, Smallest Evils or Pacts with the Devil? Curated by Luke Cooke-Yarborough and Julika Gittner.
Date: 18 March 2014

You are invited to the second of a series of three workshops investigating how cultural and creative work is tied up in processes of urban regeneration, curated by Luke Cooke-Yarborough and Julika Gittner and hosted by The Cass.

Fight or Flight? (Resistance vs. Engagement) will delve into how urban practitioners from varied disciplines negotiate their professional role in processes of urban change. The session will question if involvement with urban regeneration creates positions of conflict or compromise, how practitioners remain critical and what approaches and strategies for resistance or engagement are used.

The session aims to unpack these approaches, perspectives and tactics, through the experiences of six speakers from the fields of art, architecture, urbanism and theory.

Speakers:

  • Shona Macnaughton – artist
  • Mark Smith – architect and urbanist
  • Henry Posner – Master of Philosophy candidate
  • Tahl Kaminer – writer
  • Neil Gray – writer and filmmaker
  • Assemble – architects collective

The event is free and all are welcome. To be sure of a place please register here.

Future events

Good Deeds... workshop: Instant Community versus Long-term Involvement

Saturday 26th April, 10am-3.30pm

Good deeds… is curated by Luke Cooke-Yarborough and Julika Gittner supported by Cambridge Design Research Studio (University of Cambridge). The venue and some enthusiastic encouragement is provided by The Cass.

News details

Book here: Eventbrite
Venue: 4th Floor, Central House

Recent news from The Cass

In the Dust of Things Unsettled

The Cass students think outside the box at iconic London art venues.

Making a Living Week 2017

The Cass annual festival of employability and entrepreneurship.

London Met staff honoured at 2017 Annual Awards

Staff members recognised for outstanding contribution within the University.

Cass Alumnus wins London Festival of Architecture Modern Maypole competition

A Cass Architecture alumnus, Alex Scott-Whitby has been announced as the winner of the London Festival of Architecture’s Modern Maypole competition in the centre of London.

Acclaimed actor and writer delivers insightful talk to Cass students

The acclaimed actor and writer, Richard Katz, visits Cass Theatre Arts students to discuss his experience of working in the performing arts industry.

Cass Christmas Cracker 2017

Thursday, 14 December, 3-8pm

The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.

Musarc Winter Konzert

Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.

Cass students make their art public in Window Wanderland

Students from The Cass recently participated in Window Wanderland, an international festive initiative developed by a Cass alumna.

Flashticine!

Foundation students at The Cass exhibit over 2000 sculptures in pop-up plasticine exhibition

London Met’s graduates celebrated at the Barbican

The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.

London Met alumna to become Lorelei Press’s newest author

Sarah Jane Wilson, who studied Creative Writing at London Met, will have her debut novel published in 2018.

Cass graduate wins prestigious curtain design competition

Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.

Students ‘don’t believe’ they graduated with Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.

Big Blanket for Crisis

London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.

Poetry, Prose and Stories to tell

An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.