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Forthcoming events and lectures at LSE Cities

Film screening and discussion
Between life and death in Kinshasa
30 Jan 2014, 18.30 – 20.30
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

This event features a screening of the film ‘Cemetery State’. The film will be introduced by anthropologist Deborah James and followed by discussion with geographer and urban theorist Jennifer Robinson and Filip De Boeck, urban anthropologist and the film’s director.

In ‘Cemetery State’, De Boeck invites us on a bewildering tour of the cemetery of Kintambo, one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the years, the city has increasingly invaded the cemetery, and shanty towns have sprung up alongside it. One of these is the populated slum area of Camp Luka (also known as ‘the State’). Here, the living and dead live in close proximity.

For more information please visit our website.

This event is co-sponsored by LSE Cities and LSE Anthropology.

LSE Cities public lecture
Broken Edges: Cities and Other Ruins
12 Feb 2014, 18.30 – 20.00
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Cities is delighted to host an event on the role of ruins in the remaking of cultural as well as urban heritage, with a special focus on the restoration of Astley Castle. Our platform in this rich debate includes Witherford Watson Mann architects, the Landmark Trust, and Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Introduction by Anna Keay from The Landmark Trust with a presentation from Stephen Witherford and William Mann of Witherford Watson Mann architects.

The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology, LSE, Abraham Thomas, Director, Sir John Soane’s Museum, and Anna Keay, Stephen Witherford and William Mann. The event will be chaired by Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies and Director, LSE Cities.

For more information please visit our website.

Both events are free and open to the public, though we recommend you arrive early to ensure your place.

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