Crossing Lines Group September Meeting

The main feature of the September CL meeting was a fine presentation by Chris Burke on some photos of public housing in the Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt (not to be confused with Boulogne – city port of Normandy!).  Boulogne-Billancourt is situated in a loop of the River Seine to the South West of the capital and is home to the car manufacturers Renault.

It was a comprehensive record (& tribute) to the space & its design & a significant advance in the way in which Chris both responds to an urban space & provide an extended analysis of the content.

John Levett contrived a presentation on the writing of Alan Garner & its relationship to the urban through his novel Elidor. He also suggested aspects of cinema film as a valuable source of historical description & appreciation by reference to Tony Richardson’s film A Taste of Honey.

Next Crossing Lines meeting on 4th. October. Room 302. Stuart Hall Building. Goldsmiths.

John Levett

 

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