Magical Mysterious Regeneration Tour at Tate

Magical Mysterious Regeneration Tour Art, Artists and the Future of the City
Thursday 12 June 2008, 18.00–20.00
Friday 13 June 2008, 10.00–17.00
Saturday 14 June 2008, 10.00–17.00

As Tate Liverpool celebrates 20 years on the dock, this exciting conference investigates the methods and meanings of urban regeneration in contemporary Liverpool and cities around the globe. Involving artists, architects, historians and cultural commentators in three overlapping discussion sessions, Magical Mysterious Regeneration Tour will provide a forum for critical debate on the purposes, benefits and costs of regeneration.

A significant part of the conference will be the opportunity for delegates to take part in a selection of artist led mystery tours of ‘regeneration’ sites in the city of Liverpool and its outskirts. Part of the conference will also be dedicated to a series of postgraduate research forums, providing a platform for new research in the area of the relationship of artists and architects to regeneration.

Speakers at the main plenary sessions include architects Will Alsop and Sara Wigglesworth, author Jonathan Meades, sociologist Saskia Sassen and cultural theorist Tristram Hunt among others.

Venues include Tate Liverpool, The Bluecoat and University of Liverpool
In collaboration with the Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts (CAVA) and the Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool.

Tate Liverpool
£60 (£30 concessions), booking required
Price includes refreshments
For tickets, call 0151 702 7400.


Thursday 12 June
5pm onwards: Registration and collection of conference packs
6.00 -6.30pm. Welcome and Introduction
6.00 – 7.00pm. Liverpool in Film (City in Film)
7.00 – 8.00pm. Drinks Reception, Tate Liverpool

Friday 13 June
9.30am-12.00pm: First Plenary: ‘Artists Collectives and City Culture’
Participants include Phil Redmond, Richard Williams, Olaf Nicolai and Lara Almacegui.
Chair: Bryan Biggs – Artistic Director, The Bluecoat

12.00-1.00pm. Lunch, The Bluecoat

1.30-4.30pm: Artist Led Mystery Tours of Liverpool with John Davies, Nina Edge, Greg Scott-Gurner and Imogen Stidworthy

4.30-6.30pm: Second Plenary: ‘Architects, Planning and the Politics of Regeneration’
Participants include Will Alsop, Jonathan Meades, Tristram Hunt, Sarah Wigglesworth and Joseph Sharples.
Chair: Jonathan Harris – Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts, Liverpool University

7.00-8.00pm: Drinks Reception, Liverpool University

Saturday 14 June
9.30am-12.30pm: Postgraduate Research For a
‘Creative Dwellings: City Space in Artistic Imaginings and Everyday Life’. Chaired by Paul Sullivan, Static, Liverpool
‘Building Utopias? Architecture, Planning and Urban Memory’. Chaired by Richard Koeck, City in Film, University of Liverpool

‘Mapping Exclusion: Social Control and The Politics of Zoned City Space’. Chaired by Les Roberts, City in Film, University of Liverpool

12.30-1.30pm. Lunch, Tate Liverpool

1.30-4.30pm: Artist Led Mystery Tours of Liverpool with John Davies, Nina Edge, Greg Scott-Gurner and Imogen Stidworthy,

5.00-7.00pm: Third Plenary: ‘City Life: Poverty and Power around the World’
Participants include Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumper, Saskia Sassen, John Belchem and Ou Ning.
Chair: Felipe Hernandez – Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts, Liverpool University


Jean Tormey
Curator: Public Programmes, Tate Liverpool
+44(0) 151 702 7455

Magical Mysterious Regeneration Tour