Governing Urban Diversity Conference
The Governing Urban Diversity Conference was the culmination of four years of research in 14 cities. It featured keynote addresses, workshops, field trips and a mini-diversity festival showcasing the talent in the Rotterdam case study neighbourhood.
Documenting the project's history
A number of presentations were exhibited throughout the conference venue as a way to celebrate the work undertaken. These included a series of 14 posters that used photography to portray each research area. There were short videos and slideshows that documented field trips, consortium meetings, and events. A visual tribute to Ronald van Kempen, the project’s founder who died before the conference, was prominently placed.
After a full day of discussion it was time to unwind. Local initiatives from the Rotterdam case study area were on hand to talk about and show their work to a broader audience. In an all-inclusive and relaxed environment, performances unfolded including a fashion show, rapper and a spoken word. There was even an artist on hand to draw caricatures.
Hoyinck Photography documented the conference, mini-festival and field trips along with filming interviews with key researchers. The resulting film captured the heart and soul of the conference creating the perfect end.
In the lead-up to the conference, I coordinated various tasks to ensure it ran smoothly . I managed bookings, marketing, presentations, design, photographic documentation, and commissioned a highlights video.