Vertigo in the City – Conversations between the Sciences, Arts & Humanities
A project by Dr Davide Deriu, Department of Architecture, University of Westminster; Professor John Golding, Department of Psychology, University of Westminster; Doctor Josephine Kane, British Academy Post Doctoral Research Fellow – Departure of Architecture, University of Westminster and Professor Brendan Walker, Horizon Centre for Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham.
35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS
Friday 29th May – Saturday 30th May, 2015
The term vertigo has often been used to describe the maelstrom of the twentieth-century metropolis. But, with new technologies producing ever-higher buildings and ever-faster means of transport, what is the significance of vertigo today? And how can it help us to interpret the physical and mental experience of the contemporary city? Vertigo in the City brings together an eclectic mix of scholars, clinicians and practitioners to share perspectives on vertigo. The multidisciplinary conversations explore how sensations of dizziness and disorientation are diagnosed, analysed, evoked, induced, critiqued and represented, with a particular focus on the built environment.
Vertigo in the City is an exploratory research project supported by a Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities grant and led by Dr Davide Deriu from the University of Westminster, London.
Photo © Davide Deriu