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‘The Aesthetics of Poverty’


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Aesthetics of Poverty Workshop Programme
Thursday 30 June 12.00 – 19.00

  • 12.00 – 13.00 Lunch (possibly with film installation, TBC)
    Brief Introduction: Background / framework / subjects

  • 13.00– 14.00 Keynote: Jonathan Vickery

  • 14.00 -14.45 Panel 1: The aesthetics of poverty and colonialism
    Panel Chair: TBC
    Adrianna Catena, ‘The Colour of Saint Francis: Reflections on the Visual Culture of Poverty in Colonial New Spain’
    Andrew Jones, ‘The ‘Pornography of Poverty’ Revisited: The Aesthetics of Non-State Humanitarianism’

  • 14.45 -15.30 Panel 2: Labour, Citizenship and Migration
    Panel chair: Rosie Doyle
    Anne Gerritsen, ‘Making Chinese Things: Labour, crafts, and the cross-cultural aesthetic appeal of poverty’
    Michael Orton, ‘Moving beyond othering: representations of poor citizens and a solutions based approach’

  • 15.30-16.00 Tea / Coffee

  • 16.00-17.00 Panel 3: The Aesthetics of Poverty & Spatial Order
    Panel Chair: Jose Bento da Silva
    Kathleen Vongsathorn, ‘Representations of Poverty and Leprosy in Uganda, 1927-2016’
    Kathryn Woods, ‘The Perceived ‘Ugliness’ of the Poor in Eighteenth-Century London’
    Julia McClure, ‘Poverty and the Social Ordering of Space’


  • 17.00-17.15: Final Discussion

  • 17.15-19.00: Wine Reception and Film showing and presentation by director, Emiel Marten, Welcome to the Smiling Coast, chaired by Santiago Oyazabal (film studies)