Mark Saunders (United Kingdom)

Tags: urban space / social / change / cultural industry / policy / political


Mark Saunders is an independent filmmaker and owner of Spectacle Productions. Furthermore he is a visiting lecturer at the University of London at the Department of Media and Cultural Studies. Mark Saunders has realised a series of films on neighborhoods and social movements in UK, Belgium, Germany and other countries. He is also founding member of INURA.

Panel: Art and Culture in the New Metropolitan Mainstream / Friday 26.10 / 11.00 - 12.20

Topic: East London and the commodification of local culture.


How working class East London was transformed by the marshalling of state cultural institutions and funding to a form a cultural hub and temporary bohemianisation, to enhance property values, displace residents and eradicate or commodify local culture.