In 2015, two conferences where I presented were recorded on one way or another. Fair warning that there’s a decent amount of overlap between the two!
The first, where I was an invited speaker and panelist, was Visual Urbanism: Locating Space and Time, the Third Annual Conference of the International Association of Visual Urbanists, held at the British Library in London in May. The paper was entitled “Spaces of Infrastructure, Visuality, and the Post-Industrial Imaginary: Manchester as Read through a Railway Viaduct.” Information on the conference, and audio of the entire event (including the panel, Mapping Urban Temporalities) may be found on the British Library’s Social Science blog. A bit surprisingly for a conference on visuality, only the audio of the presentations were recorded, but hey! Like most people, I cringe when I hear the sound of my own voice, but I’ve decided to try to look past that in case anyone’s interested in listening.
The second was in September, and was called Global Capitalism and Processes of Urban Regeneration: A Tribute to Neil Smith, held at the MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art). The conference was organized by Espais Crítics, a collective of critical urban researchers in the Catalonia region of Spain.Additional information, and video of the entire conference, may be found on the MACBA’s website.
My presentation starts at 58:29. The paper, entitled “Internal Frontiers: Manchester’s Infrastructural Spaces, Symbolic Economies, and Industrial Gentrification” is in English, though I poorly introduce myself in Spanish beforehand.