Moving between the four port cities of Bilbao, Rotterdam, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong, The Forgotten Space excavates the maritime world as a space that is often foreclosed from mainstream awareness. This film reinscribes the sea as a crucial site within complex networks of global capitalism. Sekula and Burch intertwine this with narratives of the stories of people working in the world’s major harbors. The conversation following the film will explore the relationship between capitalism and uneven geographical development.
This event was co-sponsored by The Cooper Union and organized in conjunction with the exhibition Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility at The Kitchen in New York.