In the Life of Cities: Parallel Narratives of the Urban/MUMBAI

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.

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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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