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14:00 - 15:40 10 June 2017

Vertical Horizons: In the Shadow of the Shard


Room 11 | OXO Bargehouse
Barge House Street | London | SE1 9GY | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Open

Urban Lab Films present a screening of Vertical Horizons: In the Shadow of The Shard by Tom Wolseley, as part of the Architecture Film Festival programme.

Vertical Horizons (2017, 100 mins) is a meditative film about Western Europe’s tallest building. Artist filmmaker Tom Wolseley juxtaposes views of the Shard from different vantage points around South London with contrasting narratives about the building and his own response to living in its shadow.

Does ‘showing that London is open for business’ produce these iconic buildings that are less products of capital than conservative political ideologies? In turn are these architectural projections of an imagined future predicated on nostalgic national and personal modes of identification?

The film asks questions about the relationship between the individual and the larger global dynamics that are manifesting themselves in the changing landscapes of major cities such as London.

No booking neccessary, please just turn up.


Jordan Rowe
+44 (0)20 3108 9402 | urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk


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