für bildende Kunst
Lecture: Twilight City Today, or how the whole of the future was sacrificed for a piece of the presentThursday, 15 September 2022, 19:00
Organized by: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
Talk with film examples by Louis Moreno (urbanist, Goldsmiths, University of London)
Location: nGbK, event space, 1st floor, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin
London’s capital restructuring is the backdrop and theme of the 1989 film Twilight City by Black Audio Film Collective. Moving between fictional elements and interviews with Gail Lewis, Homi Bhabha and Paul Gilroy, among others, the film mirrors their subjective experience of Londons transformation under Thatcherism.
In his talk, Louis Moreno uses clips from Twilight City to discuss what happened between then and now, and how it helps us to think about the relationship of architecture, racism and urbanism to financial capitalism, the city and urban renewal, but also the space of political possibility (utopia).