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Magical Mysterious Regeneration Tour

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Organiser: Tate Liverpool, the University of Liverpool’s Centre for Architecture and t
Location: Tate Liverpool
Phone: 0151 702 7400

‘Magical Mysterious Regeneration Tour: Artists, Architecture and the Future of the City’ Thursday 12, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 June 2008 18.00 – 20.00 and 10.00 – 17.00 each day Venues include Tate Liverpool, The Bluecoat and Liverpool University Tate Liverpool, the University of Liverpool’s Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts (CAVA), the Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool and Werk Ltd. present an exciting two-day research event investigating the methods and meanings of urban regeneration in contemporary Liverpool and cities around the globe. Involving artists, architects, historians and cultural commentators in three connected discussion sessions, Magical Mysterious Regeneration Tour will provide a forum for critical debate on the purposes, benefits and costs of regeneration. A significant part of the conference will be the opportunity for delegates to take part in a selection of mystery tours of ‘regeneration’ sites in the city and its outskirts led by artists who live and work in Liverpool. Furthermore, part of the conference will be dedicated to a series of postgraduate research fora, providing a platform for new research in this area. Cost: £60/30 concessions (RIBA Members £30) Thursday 12 June TATE LIVERPOOL 5pm onwards: Registration and collection of conference packs 6.00 -6.30pm. Welcome and Introduction 6.00 – 7.00pm. Liverpool in Film (City in Film) 7.00 – 8.00pm. Drinks Reception, Tate Liverpool Friday 13 June THE BLUECOAT 9.30am-12.00pm: First Plenary: ‘Artists Collectives and City Culture’ Participants include Phil Redmond, Richard Williams, Olaf Nicolai and Lara Almacegui. Chair: Bryan Biggs – Artistic Director, The Bluecoat 12.00-1.00pm. Lunch, The Bluecoat IN THE CITY 1.30-4.30pm: Artist Led Mystery Tours of Liverpool with John Davies, Nina Edge, Greg Scott-Gurner and Imogen Stidworthy LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY 4.30-6.30pm: Second Plenary: ‘Architects, Planning and the Politics of Regeneration’ Participants include Will Alsop, Jonathan Meades, Tristam Hunt, Sarah Wigglesworth and Joseph Sharples. Chair: Jonathan Harris – Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts, Liverpool University 7.00-8.00pm: Drinks Reception, Liverpool University Saturday 14 June TATE LIVERPOOL 9.30am-12.30pm: Postgraduate Research For a ‘Creative Dwellings: City Space in Artistic Imaginings and Everyday Life’. Chaired by Paul Sullivan, Static, Liverpool ‘Building Utopias? Architecture, Planning and Urban Memory’. Chaired by Richard Koeck, City in Film, University of Liverpool ‘Mapping Exclusion: Social Control and The Politics of Zoned City Space’. Chaired by Les Roberts, City in Film, University of Liverpool 12.30-1.30pm. Lunch, Tate Liverpool 1.30-4.30pm: Artist Led Mystery Tours of Liverpool with John Davies, Nina Edge, Greg Scott-Gurner and Imogen Stidworthy, LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY 5.00-7.00pm: Third Plenary: ‘City Life: Poverty and Power around the World’ Participants include Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumper, Saskia Sassen, John Belchem and Ou Ning. Chair: Felipe Hernandez – Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts, Liverpool University – CONFERENCE CLOSES –

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