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Urban Knights & Opening Exhibition: Under New Moons, We Stand Strong
Thu 5 May 2016, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
Urban Knights provokes and promotes practical approaches to urban governance and city living by bringing together people who are actively producing alternatives to our given city infrastructures, norms and perceptions.
To date Urban Knights has taken place in Dublin, Berlin and Vienna with speakers from across Europe, US, India and Australia presenting their work and workshops covering topics such as Unpleasant Design, Feral Trade and Internet Politics.
This special May edition of Urban Knights will take place in Aberdeen as part of Scotland's Year of Architecture 2016 programme at Peacock Visual Arts Center and Seventeen Gallery. The programme complements the opening exhibition of "Under New Moons, We Stand Strong" a newly commissioned installation work by the artist and host of Urban Knights, Teresa Dillon, which takes the form of a large cardboard CCTV camera and print of a Snowy Owl, captured by CCTV camera. The piece which is inspired by science fiction scenography and the hardware of the “societies of control” (Deleuze, 1995, 1990; Burroughs, 1978), explores ideas of solidarity, infrastructural literacy, and symbolism within digital-civic governance and society. Taking these themes the invited speakers for this edition of Urban Knights will address these topics.
Discusses his research and practical experiences of accessing CCTV data in London, state surveillance and our individual rights data
Presents on how sousveillance and self-monitoring, influence compliant and deviant behavior