Screening: “Uppland” by Killian Doherty and Edward Lawrenson

Please join us for a screening of Uppland on 25th March 2020, 6-7pm Adam House Theatre

Uppland (30 mins) is a film made by architect Killian Doherty and director Edward Lawrenson that traces the complex relationship between landscape, displacement and the global extractive industries, within and beyond Sub-Saharan Africa. Uppland has screened internationally at Open City Docs, the 2018 Venice Biennale and 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (2019) and can be found within the The Canadian Centre for Architecture’s (CCA) library. 

This will be the film’s Scottish Premiere.

This screening will be preceded by a short introduction by Richard Anderson (Head of ESALA) and followed by a discussion (30 mins) between Killian Doherty (ESALA), Professor Ola Uduku (Manchester School of Architecture) and Dr Sam Spiegel (Centre for African Studies) around colonialism, urbanization and the environmental-social implications that extraction presents.

This ESALA Declares and Centre for African Studies joint event follows the book launch of Gone To Ground: A History of Environment & Infrastructure in Dar es Salaam by Dr Emily Brownell – 4-5:30pm in the Violet Laidlaw room, Chrystal Macmillan building.

For more details see: @ESALA_Edinburgh; @africanstudies; @ESALAdeclares; @ArchitectureFO