About this project

Since 2004, public spaces in European cities have been hit by more than ten major terrorist attacks, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands. Whilst trying to come to terms with recent acts of urban terrorism, governments, security agencies, and local communities are bracing themselves for further attacks. UrbTerr will offer the first in-depth comparative … Continue reading “About this project”

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The London Bridge attack on 29 November 2019 – remembering what happened and imagining what could be

Today (29 November 2020), exactly one year has passed since two young people were killed at an attack at London Bridge:  Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones. On the first anniversary of the attack, our thoughts are with their friends and family and with everyone else whose life has been turned upside down by the events … Continue reading “The London Bridge attack on 29 November 2019 – remembering what happened and imagining what could be”

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Virtual film screening and Q&A with Aysun Bademsoy, Director of ‘Spuren – Die Opfer des NSU’ (Traces – The NSU victims)

ABOUT THE FILM Between April 2000 and April 2007, eight men with Turkish roots, one man with a Greek background, and one German policewoman were brutally murdered in broad daylight at their workplaces in cities across Germany with the same weapon. In all but one case, police investigations focused on the victims’ suspected links to … Continue reading “Virtual film screening and Q&A with Aysun Bademsoy, Director of ‘Spuren – Die Opfer des NSU’ (Traces – The NSU victims)”

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Eastside Projects Collaboration: (In)security Artist Q&A

A few months on from the inception of (In)security, our collaboration with Digbeth’s Eastside Projects gallery, we spoke to a few of the participating artists, asking a few questions in order to better understand both their projects and their own perception of urban insecurity. Below are the artists’ insights, including a couple of early images … Continue reading “Eastside Projects Collaboration: (In)security Artist Q&A”

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The Challenges and Pleasures of Working with New Feminist Materialist Theories (8 May 2020)

This workshop sought to offer a friendly and supportive discussion platform for researchers and practicioners with an interest in feminist new materialist theories and the work of Karen Barad in particular. We started with an informal lecture by Dr Magdalena Górska (Assistant Professor at the Graduate Gender Program, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht … Continue reading “The Challenges and Pleasures of Working with New Feminist Materialist Theories (8 May 2020)”

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(In)security – Call for Artist Researchers

We are delighted to invite applications from artists to work alongside academics from Humanities, Engineering and Social Sciences to develop projects that critically examine counter-terrorism security measures in Birmingham and experiment with alternative notions of safety. Find out more at the (In)security – Critical Explorations event at STEAMhouse, 6–8pm, Wednesday 22 January, 2020. Info and … Continue reading “(In)security – Call for Artist Researchers”

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