Last in the Edinburgh Lectures "Talking Cities" programme (2010-2011). Andy Brydon explores how people in cities create their memories, at once embedded in the past and yet lived, and living, in the present.
Looking to tease out the tensions between history, memory, truth and identity, Brydon will examine images of Edinburgh presented in film and literature, draw on the stories he has collected from British urban subcultures and consider the art he produces with photographer Andrew Brooks which is part of their current project Edinburgh: Secret City being previewed at the event.
Andy Brydon is a curator and creative producer specialising in explorations of contemporary urban cultures that challenge the traditional museum. His hands-on, immersive approach straddles the void between curator, storyteller and artist, delving into all aspects of popular culture including music, film, photography and gardening. He is responsible for the exhibitions Haçienda 25: Fac491, HomeGrown: The Story of UK Hip Hop, and Reality Hack: Hidden Manchester with Andrew Brooks.