Security Experiments: Re-viewing London’s Ring of Steel

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 17th May 2018

As a security cordon built to prevent IRA bombs penetrating London’s Square Mile, the Ring of Steel saw the City encircled with some of the most sophisticated surveillance technology of the 20th Century.

This talk by Dr George Legg explores the technologies that made this system so advanced, while also examining the ways such security apparatuses have been represented and critiqued in visual art. The talk will consider how London’s Ring of Steel was indebted to security experiments in Northern Ireland, and how the design of London’s cordon ultimately sought to distance itself from the Troubles.

Includes wine reception.

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Cost: £8.14


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2018-05-17 2018-05-17 Europe/London Security Experiments: Re-viewing London’s Ring of Steel This talk by Dr George Legg explores the technologies that made this system so advanced, while also examining the ways such security apparatuses have been represented and critiqued in visual art. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/05/17/security-experiments-re-viewing-londons-ring-of-steel-169456 Guildhall Library,Aldermanbury,,London

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