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18:30 - 21:00 20 March 2014

Urban Lab Films: DEMOLITION - Dream and Destruction


The White Building | Unit 7, Queen's Yard (link Map)
White Post Lane | Hackney Wick | E9 5EN | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

UCL Urban Laboratory will explore both the ongoing human fascination with the spectacle and utopian impulses, failures and dreams that are part of every story of demolition and creativity in the final event of Urban Lab Films DEMOLITION season. For 'Dream and Destruction' we will be screening films of demolition from early cinema, through to documentary and contemporary format television.

The programme includes 'Demolishing and Building up the Star Theatre' (1901) by Frederick S. Armitage, the Lumiere Brothers' 'Demolition d'un Mur' (1896), Nathan Eddy's 'The Absent Column' (2013), Dan Edelstyn's 'Breaking It Big in Burnley' (2013), an episode of the Channel 4 series 'Demolition' (2005) and Simon Ball and Zai Tang's 'Flickering Shard' (2014).

Dan Edelstyn, Nathan Eddy and The Rubble Club will be in conversation throughout the evening.


Laura Hirst and Jordan Rowe
+44 (0)20 3108 9312 | urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk