Friday, October 1, 2010

UWM Symposium: "Embodied Placemaking in Urban Public Spaces"

Embodied Placemaking in Urban Public Spaces
Friday, October 8th
Curtin Hall, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (beginning at 9:00 a.m.)

A Center for 21st Century Studies one day, interdisciplinary symposium, which focuses on our engagement with the urban environment in its material and social contexts, will include speakers Swati Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture at UC-Santa Barbara; Jennifer Cousineau, architectural historian with Parks Canada; Charlotte Fonrobert, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford; James Rojas, urban planner, artist, and founder of Latino Urban Forum in Los Angeles; Joseph Sciorra, Associate Director for Academic and Cultural Programs at Queens College's John D. Calandra Italian American Institute; and Karen E. Till, Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech.

Co-sponsored with the Center for 21st Century Studies, UWM Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Initiative, Center for Jewish Studies, Cultures & Communities Program, Peck School of the Arts, Departments of Anthropology and Geography, and the Urban Studies Program.  The symposium organizers Arijit Sen (Architecture) and Lisa Silverman (History) and coordinator Kate Kramer offer a special thank you to Simone Ferro (Dance).

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