Thursday, 23 February 2012, 2-5pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

A panel of academics from a range of disciplines will discuss Occupy London.  They will focus on how urban space and politics intersect in the historically, politically and theologically charged context of St Paul’s Churchyard and the City of London.

Short informal presentations will be followed by a round table discussion and an open discussion with the audience.


Professor Derek Keene, Honorary Fellow and Professor (Metropolitan History), Institute of Historical Research

Medieval St Paul’s: confrontation and occupation

Dr Christine Stevenson, Senior Lecturer, Courtauld Institute of Art

“My craz’d Arches”: seventeenth-century St Paul’s assaulted, and protesting

Dr Mari Paz Balibrea Enriquez, Senior Lecturer in Modern Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck

Invested in
 space: reflections on the location(s) of dissent

Sarah Lamble, Lecturer, School of Law, Birkbeck

Disciplining Spaces of Dissent: The rioter, the occupier and the regulation of resistance

Professor Julian Stallabrass, Courtauld Institute of Art

Photographing Occupy

Organised by the Architecture, Space and Society Network, Vasari Research Centre, Department of History of Art and Screen Media, Birkbeck

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