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A lecture by architect/researchers Paolo Zaide and Ed Barsely.

Architect/researchers Paolo Zaide and Ed Barsely who have been working on the theme of flooding will discuss ‘Floodscape Urbanism’. Design-led flood adaptation strategies for cities in the global south; flood adaptation through the lens of ecological urbanism and architectural design. The issue is the fluid edge between city and water and is captured in the term ‘floodscape’, to give definition to a cityscape affected by fluctuating water levels. Urban design as the key driver to integrate the environmental and social concerns of the city in a holistic and critical way. Paolo Zaide is a UK based architect, academic and curator. He holds a PhD in Architectural and Urban Design from the Royal College of Art (2018), and his research, teaching and practice interests focus on the impact of future trends on contemporary cities.

Photographer David George will explore his Backwater series of photographs. These images were taken over the summer of 2012, the wettest on record and correspondingly all contain some element of water. The Backwater series attempted to discover if it is possible to photographically represent the modern British countryside with both its romantic and contemporary elements and produce work with bucolic tendencies or are all these landscapes corrupted, even on a subconscious level, to the possibility of the pastoral ideal by conurbation, industry, farming and tourism? David is an artist who has been working with photography for more than 30 years. He uses his work to investigate the crossover between analogue and digital photography.

The seminar discussion will be chaired by Amara Roca Inglesias.

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Date/time Thursday 29 November 2018 at 6.30pm
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