What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its tunnels and scale skyscrapers high above the metropolis? Urban explorer and author of Explore Everything, Bradley L. Garrett, recasts the city as a place for endless adventure. Bradley invites us to critically engage with questions around the public and private, increased surveillance and control over our urban environments and offers us a radically new way of perceiving space and the cities that we live in.
Join us to hear Bradley talk with Iain Borden about how he infiltrates abandoned buildings, sewers, bridges and office-block rooftops, filming and photographing them to bring these hidden spaces to the public view.
Bradley L. Garrett
is a writer, photographer and researcher in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. After studying anthropology at the University of California, Riverside, and working in Australia, Mexico and Hawaii as an archaeologist, Brad became an urban explorer, photographing off-limits urban spaces in the UK, Europe and America. His exploits have been featured in GQ Magazine, the Guardian, the Red Bulletin, and on TV and radio around the world.
is Professor of Architecture & Urban Culture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where he is also Vice-Dean for Communications. His books include Drive: Journeys through Films, Cities and Landscapes (Reaktion, 2012) and Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and Body (Berg, 2001).
The book, Explore Everything will be available for sale in the Starr Foyer after the event along with the opportunity to have copies signed by the author.