In the Life of Cities…: Parallel Narratives of the Urban/LATIN AMERICA

This colloquium addresses the complex relations between urban artifacts and urban life. Architects, planners, and urban designers describe and give shape to the city, while novelists, humanists, and other scholars examine its operations and performances. What are the reciprocities between these two activities? How does the physical character of an urban environment influence or enable the events that take place within a specific setting?

PROGRAM

Friday, March 4, 2011

 

EUROPE

Paris / Antoine Picon

Baku / Eve Blau

Moderated by Svetlana Boym

 

ASIA

Jakarta / AbdouMaliq Simone

Beirut / Hashim Sarkis

Moderated by P. Scott Cohen

 

KEYNOTE LECTURE* Arjun Appadurai, “Architecture and Amnesia” *The keynote presentation is co-sponsored by the GSD and the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

LATIN AMERICA

Quito / Felipe Correa

Buenos Aires / Jorge Silvetti

Moderated by Diana Sorensen

 

AFRICA

Cairo / Nasser Rabbat

Johannesburg / Lindsay Bremner

Moderated by Rafi Segal

 

NORTH AMERICA

Detroit / Jana Cephas

Toronto / Charles Waldheim

Moderated by Lizabeth Cohen

 

MUMBAI

Rahul Mehrotra,

Suketu Mehta,

Gyan Prakash,

Liza Weinstein,

with Arjun Appadurai

Moderated by Homi K. Bhabha

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