Mobile Materialities Generator

Mobile Materialities Generator

Picking up on research themes and interests which are cross-cutting the department, the monthly generator events are open and discursive.

Friday 21st February, 3.30-6pm. S86 Edward Wright Building. 

Picking up on research themes and interests which are cross-cutting the department, the monthly generator events are open and discursive. They are about tracing trade routes and following the flows of materials and things. We're interested in attending to the multi-scalar in space and time, from multi-disciplinary perspectives. 

At this first generator, we will be watching The Gleaners and I, which is a beautiful, insightful and funny film written and directed by Agnes Varda.

In 2000, Varda travelled across the French countryside to study the world of gleaners - people who make their living by the centuries-old tradition of foraging and scavenging the land.

The film builds out of this in a spontaneous and playful way to think about society's material ebbs and flows, its edges or fringes, life's freedoms and hardships, wastes and re-use, historical change and continuity.

The film is 78 minutes long, so we will watch it, have a short break and then have a discussion.

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