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Thursday Scratch Nights

Talk - Professor Gillian Rose

Perceptions of the City


Talk - Professor Gillian Rose: Perceptions of the City

Imagination, visualisations and experience

Thursday 26 February 2015 / 7pm / Free / Pre-booking essential

In which way has Milton Keynes been visualised, from its early planning and design in the 1970s to its current remaking as a smart city? Gillian Rose will talk about how different kinds of imagery shape perceptions of the city, and maybe even our experiences of it. 

Gillian Rose is Professor of Cultural Geography at The Open University. Her research interests lie broadly within the field of visual culture. She is interested in how people encounter films, photographs and, more recently, digital images: how such images get made, seen, interpreted and felt.

This talk is part of the Hub-to-Hub initiative launched jointly by two research centres based at the Faculty of Social Sciences of The Open University: the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG) and Open Space (OS).

This initiative, driven by The Open University commitment for Public Engagement, aims at creating spaces for discussion and exchanges between OU academics and MK communities. Its goal is to bridge OU campus (symbolised by the catering ‘hub’ on campus where OU researchers meet and socialise) and activities that occur around MK Hub.

This talk will be the first of a series that we hope will provide ongoing conversations.





February 2015


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