About the event:
Saturday 7 May, 12pm
In the DLWP Studio
£7/ £5 Members and Concessions
Richard Forster will discuss Levittown with Dr Matthew Taunton from University of East Anglia and author of Fictions of the City: Class, Culture and Mass Housing in London and Paris, 2009 (Palgrave MacMillan).
Divided views on Levittown run parallel to those on Modernism, revealing complicated relationships between hope and failure, vision and compromise, individualism and socialism. These are the very arguments that have followed the story of the De La Warr Pavilion since its inception in 1933.
Richard Forster: Levittown in Gallery 2 continues until Sunday 5 June 2016.
For more information about this exhibition click here
About the speakers
Richard Forster was born in Saltburn-by-the Sea in North East England in 1970. Recent exhibitions include Richard Forster, Whitworth Art Gallery (2015-16); Modern, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (2014); Drawn from Photography, The Drawing Center, New York (2012) and Fast and Slow Time, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (2011). He is represented by Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh.
Matthew Taunton is a Lecturer in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. He specialises in modern literature, with a focus on its interactions with cities and with politics. His first book is Fictions of the City: Class, Culture and Mass Housing in London and Paris (Palgrave, 2009) and he is currently working on a project about the cultural resonances of the Russian Revolution in Britain. He is deputy editor of Critical Quarterly.
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