Interview with Stephen Graham

Professor of Human Geography at Durham University

On the 2nd and 3rd of October 2008 the CCCB held the debate “Targeted Publics: Arts and Technologies of the Security City", a meeting directed by the British geographers Stephen Graham and Louise Amoore to analyze the effects that technological systems of control and security have on cities and public spaces.


Experts from a wide range of fields such as Sociology, Philosophy, Urbanism or Art analyzed how the ideology of terror, that gathered strength after 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, is affecting people flows, freedom of movement and the concept of city as a public and shared space for communications and creation. Stephen Graham is an expert on this issue and the author of the concept "passage-point urbanism", an idea to explain how cities turn into nets with passage points (sometimes invisible points) in order to track and monitor the public and private activity of its inhabitants.

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Stephen Graham

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Debate

Targeted Publics:

Arts and Technologies of the Security City

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