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London: City of Surveillance, at Roehampton University, London

London: City of Surveillance
Iain Sinclair in conversation with Sebastian Groes
Tuesday 15 March, Terrace Room, Grove House, 1-2pm

The tremendous changes that London has undergone in recent years have generated an extraordinary literary energy at the heart of which lies the writing of Iain Sinclair. One of these major transformations of life in contemporary London has been created by the proliferation of modes of surveillance and security, raising profound and pressing debates about agency and freedom, and shared civil liberties. Yet, these forms of observation also offer us different ways of understanding the world by celebrating and exploring the possibilities of a new aesthetic.  Join us for a thought-provoking discussion of the state of London, a city which Sinclair describes as a ‘ring-fenced ghetto, city of surveillance, privately policed estate.’

Attendance of this event is free but requires a reservation. Please email Sebastian Groes or call 020 8392 3291 to reserve a place.