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CineMuseSpace: A Cinematic Musée Imaginaire of Spatial Cultural Differences


Slices of Everyday Lives

19th and 20th September 2019

Venue: Department of Architecture &

Newnham College, University of Cambridge

The registration for the Slices of Everyday Lives conference is now open.

Please sign up here:


  • Ben Highmore
    (Professor of Cultural Studies,
    University of Sussex)
  • Ian Christie
    (Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History,
    Birkbeck, University of London)
  • Joe Halligan
    (Co-founder of Assemble)
  • Clare Dolan
    (Chief Operating Philosopher,
    Museum of Everyday Life, Vermont)
  • Julian Lewis
    (Co-founder and Director of East)
  • Lucy Malone
    (Co-Founder, Museum of Ordinary People, Brighton)
  • Cécile De Bary
    (Associate Professor in Literature, Arts and Cinema,
    Université Paris Diderot)
  • Qiuye Jin
    (Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning,
    Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture)

Visual Culture, especially cinema, has produced an unprecedented archive of audio-visual records of everyday domestic practices in diverse cultures, constituting a highly valuable resource for the study of lived spaces.  The aim of the ‘Slices of Everyday Lives’ conference taking place at the University of Cambridge on 19th and 20th September is to investigate and generate novel understandings of spatial cultural differences and new awareness of everyday life across cultures. The conference will also provide an opportunity to debate issues around the analysis of the everyday in visual culture more broadly.

The conference will take place over two days and will explore various themes:

• The minor magic of everyday life – and its many facets

• Cinematic representations of the practices of everyday life

• Everyday urbanism

• Non-fiction screen media and the everyday

• The future of the everyday imagination – new technologies of representation

• Musées imaginaires of everyday life – celebrating the ordinary


An optional conference dinner will be offered on the 19th September, please add this optional extra to your booking if you would like to join.

Registration will close on the 20th of August.

Please note, students are required to email proof of current student status to when purchasing a Student Ticket.


CFP Slices of Everyday Lives