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RESCHEDULED: The Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design and Media  Event

18:00 - 19:00
30 November 2011
Winchester School of Art

Event details

This event, which was due to take place on wednesday 30 November has been cancelled due to the national day of strike action. The event will now take place on 1 February 2012. To receive additional details about the rescheduled event, once finalised, please email Teresa Kennard (

Staff and students are invited to our Global Futures Speakers' series for an evening talk by Stephen Graham‚ Professor of Cities and Society‚ Newcastle University.

Wednesday‚ 30 November 2011‚ 6.00pm.

Venue: Lecture Theatre A (Level 2 Westside building)‚ Winchester School of Art‚ Park Avenue‚ Winchester‚ Hampshire SO23 8DL

Arguing that the ‘war on terror' and its descendents have been heavily constituted through highly urban discourses, materialities and practices, this talk seeks to demonstrate that new ideologies of permanent and boundless war are radically intensifying the militarization of urban life in the contemporary period. It delineates the ways in which contemporary processes of militarisation - which surround what I label the ‘new military urbanism' - raise fundamental questions for critical urban scholarship because of the ways in which they work to normalise the permanent targeting of everyday urban sites, circulations, and populations. Focusing primarily on US military security and military doctrine, culture and technology, this talk explores the new military urbanism's inter-related foundations as a way of identifying ways to challenge its axioms through critical research, activism and art.

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