Auto Italia, London, 17 July 2014, 19:00 — 21:00

Please join us for this public event with artist Nils Norman and writer Anna Minton. Following on a series of discussions around the politics of culture-led regeneration and the mobilisation of creativity in new urban design, this talk will examine the flipside of these trends, where design is integrated into systems of control and policing. Making reference to recent research and writing, the speakers will focus on the privatised landscapes of urban space in London and the UK.

This event forms part of a season organised by Art/Work Association under the title The Real Estate Show: Seminars in Art and Urban Development.

Anna Minton is a writer and journalist living in London whose work focuses on the economics and politics of urban space. She appears regularly in the media and public events, speaking to a wide range of audiences, from art biennials to policemen. Her first book is entitled Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First Century City.
Nils Norman is an artist living in London, whose work spans public art, architecture, and urban planning. He is a Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, where he leads the School of Walls and Space. Recent exhibitions include Future Perfect, Bristol; Edible Park, Stroom Den Haag; and Dave Hullfish Bailey and Nils Norman: Surrounded by Squares, Raven Row, London.