In the Shadow of the Megacity
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 3 - 7pm
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In the shadow of the Megacity: Urbanization and Beyond
Urbanization is more than the growth and physical expansion of cities. It is a process that transforms territories, changes existing reciprocities and establishes new relationships between different places. In the Shadow of the Megacity will address the wider impact of urbanization, both within and beyond the city, in an attempt to trace the present contours of the urban and imagine its future.
In the Spring, a group of scholars, officials, and practitioners gathered on Cape Cod to discuss the implications of urbanization in rural settlements, focusing on questions of land use, housing, infrastructure and ecology. We are now carrying the discussion to New York to continue the conversation and consider the agency that architecture and design may have in relation to the processes of urbanization.
Dietmar Offenhuber, Assistant Professor at Northeastern University, Departments of Art + Design and Public Policy
A keynote conversation will follow with Kenneth Frampton and Stan Allen.
This event is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design
The symposium was hosted and supported by the Cape Cod Modern House Trust as part of its annual residency program.
For more information and an overview of our Cape Cod symposium please visit http://intheshadowofthemegacity.blogspot.com/
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Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)