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This Space Available

Gwenaëlle Gobé

2011 / USA / 90’

UK Premiere

Sun 24 June / 14:00 / Darkroom

 

“Which classes of society can write their messages on the city, and which classes of society are marginalized?” This question, and others, are explored in a film about the way public space is used and regulated in cities across the world. Nowadays we can pay a little extra to remove advertisements from our iPhone apps and email, but what can be done to limit the saturation of our shared city spaces? This Space Available examines the arguments and approaches of street artists, activists and politicians around the world who are fighting to “reclaim the streets” from advertisers.

 

Followed by panel discussion with Gwenaëlle Gobé director, Leah Borromeo (Journalist, currently directing and presenting a series of short films on arts activism for Channel 4's Random Acts'). Chaired by Scott Rogers (Lecturer in Media Theory, Birkbeck)

 

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Strata

Jose Paya-Cano

2012 / UK / 6' 26''