August 18, 2016

Tania Bruguera & Saskia Sassen In Conversation

THE FRANCIS EFFECT, 2014. Photo: Courtesy Studio Bruguera.
THE FRANCIS EFFECT, 2014. Photo: Courtesy Studio Bruguera.

Date: 18th August 2016
Time: 7pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London WC2A 2AE

Listen to a podcast of the event here

Artist Tania Bruguera was in conversation with urban sociologist Saskia Sassen to reflect upon Bruguera’s ongoing research project Immigrant Movement International in the context of her residency at the South London Gallery. IMI is an ongoing, artist-initiated, socio-political movement that aims to engage different communities in order to examine growing concerns about the political representation and conditions facing immigrants.

With migration becoming a point of transnational conflict but also a critical factor in the politics of urban space, how can art and architecture play roles in empowering the migrant?

This lecture brings together one of Cuba’s most outspoken artist-activists and the pre-eminent scholar of urban migration to address issues of power, protest, and the global street.

Read more about Tania Bruguera here and Saskia Sassen here.

Organised in partnership with the South London Gallery.

The talk and residency are part of the current exhibition Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today the second exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, and is hosted by Theatrum Mundi at LSE alongside its ongoing Designing Politics project.