Urban Methodologies Workshop

10 April 2007

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124

Opening Comments
9:00
Janine Marchessault and Susan Lord

Panel 1: Research Traditions
Moderator: Janine Marchessault

9:15
Michael Darroch - Anonymous History of Urban (Media) Research

9:30
Mervyn Horgan - Subject-centred Methods and Serendipity in Social Research, or "Everything I need to know about methods I learned from the Chicago School of Sociology circa 1929"
9:45
Chris Smith - "Coming Clean": Insider Ethnography, Participant-observation and the Performance Academic Objectivity, or From NARC to OCAP to JUNKY and Back Again: Insider Ethnography in Contested Urban Spaces

10:00
Discussion

10:30
Coffee Break

2: Urban Pedagogies
Moderator: Susan Lord

10:45
Warren Crichlow - The civic role of the museum in the delirious city

11:00
Laura Levin - Urban Self-Portraiture: Developing Visual Pedagogies for Interurban Encounters

11:15
Steven Bailey - Staging Hypermodern City Life: Dramaturgy and the Psychodynamics of Urban Culture

11:30
Discussion

12:00-1:00
LUNCH (catered)

3: Cinema and Media Aesthetics
Moderator: Caitlin Fisher

1:00
Sharon Hayashi - Goodbye Kitty, Hello War

1:15
John Greyson - Fig Trees

1:30
Discussion

4: Arts and Interventions
Moderator: Michael Darroch

2:00
Saara Liinamaa - Artist Research and Urban Knowledge

2:15
Kirsty Robertson - "Try to Walk with the Sound of my Footsteps": The Surveillant Body in Contemporary Art

2:30
Nick Balaisis - Itinerant Cinema Exhibition and its Audience(s): The Case of Cuba

2:45
Discussion

3:15
Coffee Break

5: Global Cities
Moderator: Susan Ingram

3:30
Peer Zumbansen - Global Cities Project

3:45
Markus Reisenleitner - "The Company of Strangers": The Connectedness of Urban Cultural Diversity in 20th-century Popular Fiction and Cinema (Hong Kong, Darwin, London)

4:00
Janine Marchessault / Susan Lord - Translocal Subjectivities

4:15
Discussion and Wrap-up

6:00
DINNER at Kensington Kitchen (124 Harbord Street, 416-961-3404)

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