Paradoxes of Black Urbanism - Paul Goodwin

Open Lecture

This lecture addresses themes explored in the Revisioning Black Urbanism Project at Goldsmiths College since 2006. ‘Black Urbanism’ seeks to explore the way that multiple cultures of ‘blackness’ have shaped and are shaping contemporary urban life in the West. Drawing on elements of urban theory, cultural geography and architecture, the lecture will explore the paradoxical entanglements of globalisation, images and practices of ‘blackness’ (in urban protest movements, music and visual art practices) and shifting notions of what it means to be ‘urban’ in places like London, Paris and New Orleans since the 1990s.

Paul Goodwin is the Associate Research Fellow, at the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths College, University of London, and Curator of Cross Cultural Programmes, Tate Britain

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