Aesthetic Analysis and Visitors’ Experience of the 1862 International Exhibition: London Conference of Critical Thought, 27th and 28th June 2014
In less than a month’s time, Goldsmiths College, University of London, will play host to the 3rd Annual London Conference of Critical Thought (LCCT). Run by scholars at all stages in their careers, engaging with critical thought from various different disciplinary perspectives; the conference is a chance for conversation, debate and inspiration.
The editors of visit1862.com will be contributing to the ‘Street Level: Towards a Critical Discourse on Urban Aesthetics’ stream. Developed through discussion between geographers and artists, this stream will be exploring empirical ways in which the concept of aesthetics can be used to understand the urban. One panel within this stream is specifically dedicated to historical engagements with the urban context, and the editors of visit1862.com will be contributing to this discussion through consideration of the merits of aesthetic analysis to understand visitors’ experience at the 1862 International Exhibition.
In a paper entitled ‘Aesthetic Analysis and Visitors’ Experience of the 1862 International Exhibition’, we will be considering various different ways of conceptualising ‘aesthetic analysis’ and will discuss how examination of aesthetic provocation of all the senses can provide a helpful means of approaching historical experiences of visitor attractions.
More information about the LCCT, including how to register to attend the event, can be found at: http://londoncritical.org/conference
The conference is free to attend and all are welcome.
© Helen Cresswell and Ruth Mason, 2014