Parallel Urbanisms: Los Angeles in Whitechapel


  • Walkative

    Courtesy of the artists

Past Event

This event was on Sat 21 Jul, 7 – 7.50pm

Artist Jaspar Joseph-Lester and writer Simon King lead a walk, which explores elements of Los Angeles in the East End.

The walk will draw from the publication Parallel Urbanisms: London-Los Angeles, which they recently co-edited with Norman M. Klein and Harriet Edwards.

Joseph-Lester and King are co-founders of Walkative, a research project that explores how walking can trigger processes of making, thinking and researching. In particular, the project considers how the city contains forgotten narratives, marginalised knowledge and contested materialities that are best accessed through the act of walking. Joseph-Lester and King are co-editors of Walking Cities: London (Camberwell Press, 2017).

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About Jaspar Joseph-Lester

Jaspar Joseph-Lester is an artist and Reader in Art & Post-Urbanism at the Royal College of Art. His work explores the role images play in urban planning, social space, and everyday praxis.

About Simon King

Simon King teaches at the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins and is currently working on a practice-led PhD at Birkbeck College. His thesis interrogates the centrality of walking in contemporary art practice through four case studies as well as his own walking and writing practice.