Embodied Placemaking in Urban Public Spaces
This 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 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 at UWM – Joe Austin (History), Arijit Sen (Architecture), Lisa Silverman (History), and coordinator Kate Kramer offer a special thank you to Simone Ferro (Dance). For more information, contact Assistant Professor Arijit Sen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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