Cafe. Bar. Contemporary
A writer, musician, filmmaker, and contributing editor of Mute Magazine, Benedict Seymour was amongst the first to review Francis Upritchard’s work in the context of the Bart Wells Institute - an artist run space in a Hackney squat, founded by Upritchard and Luke Gottelier in 2001. At the time, Hackney was an area that he considered to be a 'wild west' pioneer zone of art/gentrification - and he read Upritchard’s handmade mummy figures as icons of “post-industrial undeath and (ambiguous) resurrection”.
Seymour's discussion of regeneration and gentrification will draw on films made with The London Particular. The intention of the event is to provoke a discussion of relevance to our immediate urban environment - addressing creative regeneration, gentrification, land use and urban occupation in Nottingham.
The presentation is followed by an open discussion with responses from people with different stakes in this debate, including: Nick Ebbs - developer, lecturer and Nottingham Contemporary Board member Owen Hatherley - journalist and writer Adrian Jones - blogger, planner and urban designer Chris Matthews - designer, historian and lecturer Wasteland Twinning Nottingham - artist-researchers Alex Vasudevan - cultural geographer
This event will be broadcast live online