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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Opening Reception | 5:30pm
Open Dialogue | 6:15pm
The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Student Advisory Board is hosting its first Open Dialogue—created by students for students. It will kick off with an opening reception at 5:30pm on Wednesday, May 12 in the Architecture Building Auditorium.
Learn more and contribute your questions to the Open Dialogues blog.
This event is designed to be interactive—a conversation between the speakers and the audience. The speakers will take the stage first, each expressing his attitudes, opinions and recommendations concerning the topic of American urbanism. The Student Advisory Board will then initiate the dialogue using authored questions, related to the speakers' respective fields of expertise and urban issues. Throughout the event, the audience is encouraged to participate, follow up and pose further questions to complement and enhance the dialogue.
Harvey Molotch is Professor of Sociology and Metropolitan Studies at New York University, where he conducts research on issues of city growth and urban security as well as on product design and development. He has also researched issues in news media, the sociology of art, neighborhood racial integration, and the sociology of the environment. His books include Urban Fortunes (with John Logan) and Where Stuff Comes From: How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers, and Many Other Things Come to Be As They Are. His awards include Distinguished Contribution to the Discipline of Sociology, Award for Lifetime Achievement in Urban and Community Studies, Award for Career Achievement in the Sociology of Environment and Technology (Buttel Award) and Outstanding Scholarly Publication in Urban and Community Studies (Robert Park Award). Before coming to NYU, he was Visiting Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics, Chair of Sociology and Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara as well as visiting professor at Northwestern University, University of Essex, Lund University, and SUNY Stony Brook.
Crispin Sartwell is Associate Professor of Art and Art History at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. He is the author of a number of books, including Six Names of Beauty (Routledge, 2004), Act Like You Know: African-American Autobiography and White Identity (University of Chicago Press, 1998), and Political Aesthetics (due in July from Cornell). A former weekly syndicated columnist whose work appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Philadelphia inquirer, Sartwell has contributed essays to NPR, Harper's and the Washington Post, to name a few. He is currently teaching a course on hip hop music. He lives in rural Pennsylvania, where he gardens, takes care of children, and pretends to be Henry David Thoreau.
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