FRIDAY SESSION 24
THIS IS NOT A GATEWAY (SALONS) presents:
HOW VERMIN ARE SHAPING OUR FUTURE CITIES
MONDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2007
18:30 FOR 19:00 START
This Is Not A
Gateway (Salons) invites you to share beers and bagels whilst
discussing HOW VERMIN ARE SHAPING OUR FUTURE CITIES.
Vermin, cities and people shape each other. Urban vermin and
are on the increase. This increase has been attributed rising density, the global
mobility of people and goods and shifting climates - micro and global.
Which species have had close to a thousand years influence over
How have vermin affected the use and inhabitation of urban space historically?
Why were vermin culturally and socially constructed as expressions of
'dirtiness, contamination and the other'?
What changes has a pest controller noticed across the last
decade in London's dwellings?
Where have vermin and pests been referenced in the arts?
How do vermin affect London's development process?
What role will vermin play in 'the urban age'?
The following four compelling urbanists have been brought
together to present
and lead the discussion:
Ben Campkin / Lecturer, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Tea Mäkipää / Artist, Finland
Alan Pipe / Zoologist, Archaeology Service, Museum of London
Effie Williams / Senior Pest Controller, Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Many thanks to chaudigital for investing in this salon