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The Martin Centre Research Seminar Series: Virtual Edition: Title: Aesthetics of the Invisible: Epidemics and the City in Theory and Practice

Daniel Ayat
When Jun 03, 2020
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Online
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Abstract: What role have epidemics played in the history of the city, and in turn in the history of modernity? Tracing the ways that the outbreaks of cholera and tuberculosis have shaped the urban public sphere, artist, historian, and theorist Daniel Simon Ayat will trace the ways that the invisible threat of contagion has been conceptualised, planned, and implemented in history. Ayat will present his contemporary art practise alongside the urban history of contagion and how this has shaped our modern condition, with specific focus on the familiarities and challenges posed by the outbreak of an entirely novel pathogen, COVID-19.