City, Essay, Film

7 Jun 2019

Event times

10.00 - 17.30

University College London

London, United Kingdom


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  • Euston, Euston Square, Warren Street, Russell Square

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A day of talks, screenings and roundtables exploring the depiction of cities in the 'urban essay film’


City, Essay, Film is a series of discussions and screenings hosted by UCL Urban Laboratory to examine the concept and practice of the ‘urban essay film’.

Bringing together filmmakers, researchers, and critics, this one-day symposium will consider the interstices of literary, cinematic and urban culture through the lenses of pioneering film essayists and a new generation of artists producing experimental documentary works as polemic and critique on the city.

City, Essay, Film will continue throughout June and July with a series of screenings at Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury. A launch screening takes place on Thursday 6 June, with other screenings following on 8 June, 10 June, 24 June and 9 July.



Part of the UCL Festival of Culture and London Festival of Architecture 2019.

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David Anderson

Jordan Rowe

Exhibiting artists

Deborah Stratman

Sergei Eisenstein

Michael Pigott

Patrick Keiller

Sergio Marquez

Jørgen Roos

Ayo Akingbade

Annik Leroy

Mike Latto

Jewel Maranan

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