In April IUD created a Temporary Research Space to showcase at the Tate Exchange, Tate Liverpool. The work examined the current transformation of Chinese housing, focusing on domestic sites in Guangzhou. Drawing on fieldwork, the research space created an interactive resource of videos, texts and photographs to handle. The work is part of IUD’s ongoing witnessing of the dispossession and displacement produced by contemporary strategies of capital accumulation centred on housing.
The showcase also featured the screening of two films: A Walk in Xian Village (2015) and Industrial Road (2015).
Working with the LOOK 17 Photography Festival, IUD also organised a number of public talks at the Tate Liverpool and the Museum of Liverpool to explore the consequential geographies produced by the unbuilding and reimagining of these domestic landscapes at home and in China.
Below are a selection of recordings from the talks given:
Talk 1 – Paul Waley, School of Geography, University of Leeds
Down with the old – up with the new! Demolition and its consequences in Chinese cities
Talk 2 – Paul Watt, Department of Geography, Birkbeck, University of London
The Role of the Local State in London’s State-Led Gentrification
Talk 3- Marianna Tsionkis, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
Curating the Anthropocene: Rare Earths, Toxicity and Geopolitical Representations by Marianna Tsionkis, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art, Manchester.
Talk 4 – Dr Eugenie Shinkle, University of Westminster
Untopographic: Urban Landscapes and the Global Imagination
Talk 5 – Professor Loretta Lees, University of Leicester
Planetary Gentrification: Uneven Development and Displacement
All talks were recorded by Jamie Heerlyn (email@example.com).
Respond to Architectures of Displacement – Guangzhou, China. Tate Liverpool.