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Monsoon [+ other] Airs

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University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus

Room M416

35 Marylebone Road

London

NW1 5LS

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Monsoon [+ other] Airs is the first of three annual symposia that will be convened by the ERC funded Monsoon Assemblages project at the University of Westminster. It will interrogate questions of monsoon atmospheres, politics and media and comprise a keynote lecture (Thursday 20th April) followed by a one-day long symposium (Friday 21st April). It will be accompanied by an exhibition of graphic, audio and video works.

The keynote lecture will be given by architect Sean Lally of Weathers. Symposium speakers will include meteorologist Andrew Turner (University of Reading) and philosopher Etienne Turpin (MIT Urban Risk Lab). The exhibition will include work by students of DS18 and Victoria Watson (University of Westminster).

**Please note if you would like to attend both dates please make to book a ticket for each.


Event Programme



Thursday April 20th

18.30 - 20.00 | Key Note by Sean Lally of Weathers: Night White Skies


Friday April 21st

09:30 - 10:00 | Tea + Coffee

10.00 - 11.45 | Panel 1: Air Space | Chair: Anthony Powis

Andrew Turner: The INCOMPASS project and its Field Campaign

Nerea Calvillo: Airscapes in the Making

Victoria Watson: The Earth is Flat and Square - Yves Klein's Paintings of Thunderclouds

Discussion


11.45 – 13.00 | Panel 2: Weather Reports | Chair: Rosie Thomas

Anasuya Basu: Kolkata

Rifat Islam Essa: Dhaka

Neha Lalchandani: Delhi


13.00 -14.00 | Lunch


14.00 – 15.15 | Panel 3: Air Movements | Chair: Beth Cullen

Hannah Swee: The Role of Cyclone Forecasting in Responding to Uncertainty

Cleo Roberts: ‘The remarkable rise of the Barometer': Calcutta and the cyclone of 1864

Discussion

15.15 - 17.00 | Panel 4: Air Politics Chair: Chella Rajan

Etienne Turpin: The Fog of War Machines

Stine Simonsen Purl: Betting on the Monsoon in a town of semi-arid Rajesthan

Harshavardhan Bhat: Complicit Unkowns

Discussion


17.00 – 17.15 | Closing remarks | Simon Joss

17.15 - 18.30 | Exhibition + Drinks

Exhibition work by Tom Benson, Nerea Calvillo, Vishal Gowtham, Vinusha Keshav, Koushik Krishna, Aishwarya K, Sean Lally, Keerthana Muralidharan, Cid Schuler, Calvin Sin, Victoria Watson.

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University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus

Room M416

35 Marylebone Road

London

NW1 5LS

United Kingdom

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