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Global Place: practice, politics and the polis

A free and open conference about the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly urbanized world which I’ll be attending.

“…bringing together the world’s leading social theorists and design practitioners to discuss what kind of architecture and urbanism is possible and desirable in this high velocity global century,”

“Our conference title, Global Place, seeks to capture that paradox—that is, the challenge of creating place in a world dominated by the forces of placelessness,”

“Forces such as global technology and information flows, ethnic diasporas, climate change, expensive energy, transnational corporations, religious fundamentalism, and the loss of local cultural identity, challenge designers, planners, researchers and scholars in many fields….”

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